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Last Post Service - 19 May

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

Event Details

Sunday, 19 May 2024 4:45 pm to 5:00 pm
Second World War Forecourt, Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, VIC 3001
  • 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 commemorates Operation Hardihood, a joint United States and Australian operation of the Vietnam War.  From 17 May – 15 June 1966, American and Australian troops cleared the area surrounding Nui Dat for use as a base, disrupting Viet Cong supply lines and communications networks. We honour the contribution and sacrifice of all those who served in this significant campaign. 

Author and former platoon leader Dave Sabben MG will recite The Ode.


Shrine Representative:

  • Shrine Governor Mohammed Abdur Rahman

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