What's On - 15 August 2019

  • Ceremony: 74th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific (VP Day) 2019

    Thursday 15 August 2019, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED 

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    Victory in the Pacific (VP) Day commemorates Imperial Japan's acceptance of the Allied demand for unconditional surrender on 14 August 1945. The following day is usually referred to as VP Day, and in 1945 the  Australian government gazetted a public holiday as VP Day, with most newspapers referring to it as such. The governments of Britain, the United States and New Zealand preferred Victory Over Japan or VJ Day.