Each year on 11 November, Remembrance Day, we pause to remember those men and women who have served in all wars, and pay our respects to them.
This year also marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the World War Two. 75 years ago, as thousands of Victorian veterans returned home to join their families and their friends, thousands more never made the journey home.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.At the going down of the sun and in the morningWe will remember them.
As we continue our gradual easing of restrictions, Remembrance Day will look different this year. While we are unable to gather together at the Shrine, there are ways we can, and should, honour the memory of all those who have served, along with their families.
Victorians are encouraged to pause for a minute’s silence at 11am on Wednesday 11 November and to join the Shrine’s online service at 10.45am, which will be livestreamed on the Shrine of Remembrance Facebook and YouTube channels. Register your attendance at https://www.shrine.org.au/remembrance-day-2020
You can also learn about veterans’ stories and join the online exhibitions and events to recognise Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII in a COVID-safe way by visiting: https://www.vic.gov.au/75th-anniversary-end-world-war-two-wwii