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Last Post Service - 25 August

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

Event Details

Date:
Sunday, 25 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 we commemorate the establishment of the Australian Women's Army Service (AWAS) on 13 August 1941. The AWAS played a vital role in Australia's war effort, with over 24,000 women serving in non-medical roles. Their contributions freed men for combat duty and helped secure victory. We honour the dedication and service of these remarkable Australian women.

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