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Last Post Service - 14 July

Honour service and sacrifice with us every Sunday at 4.45pm.

Event Details

Date:
Sunday, 14 July 2024 4:45 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Second World War Forecourt, Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, VIC 3001
Details:
  • Admission is free.
  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
  • This event is child-friendly.

Join us at week's close to honour those who have served and sacrificed so that we may enjoy our lives of relative peace, comfort and freedom. 

The Last Post Service takes place every Sunday at 4.45pm on the Shrine's northern forecourt and includes bugle calls and piper, Shrine Guard in historic uniform, a wreath-laying, recital of the Ode and lowering of the flags. 

Each week we pause to remember a different event from Australia's military history. We remember the people who took part in those events, and the lives lost or forever changed. Visitors are welcome to lay a floral tribute at the Eternal Flame.

This week's service marks a significant milestone in Australian maritime history – the establishment of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) on 10 July 1911. Originally founded as the Commonwealth Naval Forces, the RAN earned the Royal prefix in recognition of its growing importance and professionalism. We celebrate the proud tradition and ongoing service of the RAN in protecting Australia's maritime interests.

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