Shrine of Remembrance
The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne was unveiled on 11th November 1934 and is situated in St Kilda. It is dedicated to all Australians who have served in conflict and twice a year, becomes the focal point for Melburnians, across all cultural persuasions, to honour and give thanks. These two occassions are of course, Remembrance Day and ANZAC Day...
ANZAC day, 25th April, and millions around the world, across all nationalities, cultures and backgrounds will come together to remember and pay tribute to those who gave it all.
With grateful thanks to Victorian Govt. and other organisations, adminsitrations and communities, we've put together this short article with advice, tips and information to help make the most of this important day in our nations calendar.
The focal point of the Remembrance service will be The Shrine of Remembrance https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrine_of_Remembrance
ANZAC Day was in the beginning set up to recognise and commemorate the courage, and the loss, and the sacrifice, of so many at the landing of Australian and New Zealand forces on Gallipoli on the 25th April 1915.
Since then, it has grown an it now stands to service and recognise the sacrifice of all Australians who have served in war or on peacekeeping operations. It very much reflects the identity of Australia itself, a day on which Australians reflect on the ‘Anzac’ spirit and its place in Australia today.
The significance of the ANZAC day itself is of course more poignant with it now being 102 years since those awful times and as conflicts in today's world, brought to us so instantaniously in this high tech arena, it's now vital, more than ever that we remember and ensure the generations now and to come, never forget.
The heart of Melbourne is probably considered to be Federation Square and in fitting tribute, the symbol of Remembrance the world over is of course the poppy.
Red to reflect the blood that was spilt and each single poppy , so synonymous now with ANZAC and November's Remembrance Day, representing a fallen soldier.
Public Transport to Federation Square is advised due to the numbers expected and here's details and links to help you get there without fuss and stress - Melbourne Transport
The team at My Guide Melbourne wish all those taking part in Remembrance services or just quietly alone reflecting, a day of comfort, condolence and gratitude in the name of all those that made the greatest sacrifice.