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Last Post Service - 18 August

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

Event Details

Date:
Sunday, 18 August 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 is an annual occurance, paying tribute to Victory in the Pacific Day (VP Day), marking the end of the Second World War in the Pacific on 15 August 1945. We join the RSL in commemorating this momentous occasion, remembering the sacrifices made by Australians who served, and the peace they secured for our country.

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