Battle for Australia Commemoration Day
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Shrine of Remembrance Melbourne
The 2013 commemoration on 4th September was once again well-attended with hundreds of school children taking part. The Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir and Army Band performed beautifully and the student presentations provided a memorable highlight.
Students from secondary schools paid tribute to the Army nurses, the Australian Women’s Army Service, radio operators, clerical workers, civilian workers and members of the Voluntary Aid Detachment.
Dr Rosalind Hearder’s keynote adress reminded us all of the wonderful work of women on the home front during World War 2.
The floral tributes, Last Post, national anthem and chaplain’s blessing concluded what is a key commemorative event in Australia’s military history.