75th D-Day Landing Commemoration in Melbourne

A Ceremony was held to honour the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landing in Normandy on Thursday, June 6 at the Shrine of Remembrance. In attendance were consular dignitaries from the Allied nations, as well as local veterans and their descendants.







The Royal Australian Navy Band played the national anthems of France, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Australia, assisted by the choir of students from Glen Waverley Secondary College. After a moving address by Myriam Boisbouvier-Wylie, Honorary Consul General of France in Melbourne, wreaths were laid to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers in front of the Eternal Flame.

The Last Post

Just recently, the European Elections were held. The mere fact that these elections were able to happen is a direct result of the D Day Landing and the ensuing Battle of Normandy. It is that episode of the Second World War that marked the first step towards the reconciliation between the warring Nations and towards the construction of the European Union.  Now, more than ever, it is important to commemorate, to remember and to understand what D Day means…