The Returned & Services League of Australia WA Branch (RSLWA) is set to begin the commemoration of ANZAC Day with three lead-up Sunset Services.
The sunset services on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings prior to ANZAC Day will provide an opportunity to those who are unable to attend the ANZAC Day Dawn Service itself.
RSLWA Chief Executive Officer, John McCourt said it will also allow for Navy, Army and Air Force elements of the Australian Defence Force to highlight significant parts of Australia’s war-time history.
The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest campaign during World War II, lasting from 1939 to 1945. It was a battle of epic proportions and was fought by the Allied Forces and our own Royal Australian Navy. To mark the 75th Anniversary of this campaign, the first Sunset Service on Sunday (22 April) will mark this important piece of history.
The second service on Monday (23 April) will recognise one of the most significant battles of World War One and mark the 100th anniversary of the battle of Villers-Bretonneux and the subsequent pushing back of German forces.
The third and final service before ANZAC Day on Tuesday (24 April) will remember a more recent conflict – the Royal Australian Air Force commitment during the Vietnam War.
All services are set to take place at 5:00 pm on their respective days at the Flame of Remembrance at King’s Park State War Memorial.
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