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Last Post Service - 9 June

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

Event Details

Date:
Sunday, 9 June 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 commemorates the significant landings in North Borneo that began on 10 June 1945. Over 30,000 Australians participated in Operation Oboe, capturing the town and airfield of Labuan on the first day. While facing strong Japanese resistance, Australian forces secured Brunei Bay by 16 June, establishing a vital base for planned operations against mainland Borneo. We honour the courage and sacrifice of the Australians who fought in this critical campaign, a stepping stone towards the war's end in the Pacific.

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