From: AWM Sarah Hitchcock
Date: Wed 6/09/2017 6:50 PM


Peacekeeping activity - Australian War Memorial


Peacekeeping Remembrance Ceremony
The 70th anniversary of Australiaís involvement in international peacekeeping efforts will be marked on Wednesday 13 September 2017 at a special ceremony at the Australian War Memorial. The early morning ceremony will include a recitation of the names of Australian peacekeepers killed on duty, an address by Memorial Director Dr Brendan Nelson, readings by military, police and civilian representatives, as well as the personal reflections of family members. The ceremony will also feature the World Peace flame and the release of a single dove, the internationally recognised symbol of peace. Following the ceremony, guests will be invited to place a poppy on the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier and to view a selection of archival images depicting Australian peacekeepers. This ceremony will be live streamed and can be viewed on the Memorialís YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/AustWarMemorial

Location: Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial
Date: Wednesday 13 September 2017
Time: 7.30am. Gates open from 7.20am
Please note, this is a standing ceremony and no RSVP is required.

Last Post Ceremony
The following evening the official Peacekeeping 70th anniversary will be marked by a Last Post Ceremony. Each night the ceremony shares the story behind one of the names on the Memorialí s Roll of Honour. The story of Major Susan Lee Felsche of the Australian Army will be told at the ceremony on 14 September. Major Felsche was killed in a plane crash on 21 June 1993 while taking part in the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). This ceremony will be live streamed and can be viewed on the Memorialís YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/AustWarMemorial

Location: Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial
Date: Thursday 14 September 2017
Time: 4.55pm.
Please note, this is a standing ceremony and no RSVP is required.

List of commemorative events and activities pdf document

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Regards
Sarah Hitchcock
Head | Commemoration and Visitor Engagement