Every year, on 11th November, we pause to remember those who have died or suffered in all wars and peacekeeping operations.
Although, 2014 is special as it marks the first year of the commemoration of the First World War centenary and the 80th anniversary of the dedication of the Shrine of Remembrance.
For this occasion, at 10:30am on the Shrine Forecourt, the Governor of Victoria will attend the Victorian State Remembrance Day Service. In remembrance of those who gave their lives for their values, he will lay a wreath, the Royal Australian Navy Band will perform and there will be an RAAF flyover. On that day, the Galleries of Remembrance will open for the first time and you will be able to pay your respects by planting a personalised poppy in the Shrine’s Field of Poppies
After the ceremony all are invited the visit the Sanctuary and witness the sun pass across the Stone of Remembrance, landing on the word ‘LOVE’ at 12 noon.