Acknowledgement of the Anzac Centenary
Written on the 21 October 2013
This year marks 95 years since the end of the First World War.
Next year marks the centenary of the commencement of that war: 2014 -2018
The State Government of Victoria and the Victorian Anzac Centenary committee recently hosted an acknowledgement event at Princess Pier to commemorate the forthcoming Anzac Centenary.
In the lead-up to next year's centenary of Anzac, the Victorian Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Hugh Delahunty is providing new grants to restore commemoration sites and the many iconic avenues of honour across the state.
Most importantly, the Shrine of Remembrance is undergoing a major redevelopment. This is a multimillion-dollar project. The new Galleries of Remembrance will open in late 2014 and will tell the history of Australians at war and the many stories of service and sacrifice. It continues to honour all those who served in wars or peacekeeping missions.
I urge all Victorians to be involved in the centenary of Anzac activities.Pictured with Lieutenant Jan McCarthy – who has had a lifelong career with the Royal Australian Nursing Corp. Her experiences and those of many of the nurses who served both at home and overseas will be recognised in the new Galleries of Remembrance.
For more details about the Shrine Renovation: http://www.shrine.org.au/Home#sthash.bpfkCFdP.dpuf