2016 Remembrance Day Services Melbourne
Fri 11 Nov 2016
Remembrance Day – when we are asked pause for a solo minute on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
Just one minute of the 1440 granted to us each day to remember the hundreds of thousands of men and women who have died and fought in wars and peacekeeping operations, and for those who continue to serve our country.
No matter where you are, you can take part in the one minute of silence. But for many, it's a time to join the rest of the community in marking this important event at Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance.
**Join the service
This year's Melbourne service begins at 10.30am at The Shrine Forecourt, with the Governor of Victoria's Remembrance Day address, wreath laying and the one minute of silence at 11am.
Victorian RSL branches hold their own Remembrance Day services each year too. Contact your local branch to be a witness to the ceremony at your local town's cenotaph, or check the ceremony listings on the Shrine's website here
**See the Ray of Light
After the ceremony at Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance, visitors can gather at the Sanctuary to see the Ray of Light (11.50pm-12.10pm) and witness the sun passing across the Stone of Remembrance until the light lands on the word 'love' at 12pm.
For those who miss the 12pm Ray of Light, a simulation will take place in the Sanctuary every half hour from 12.30pm until 4.30pm.
Other ways to commemorate Remembrance Day
For more information on Remembrance Day in Melbourne, see [LINK=http://www.shrine.org.au/Remembrance/Remembrance-Day
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