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REMEMBRANCE DAY - WEDNESDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2015

On Wednesday 11th November, on the 11th day on the 11th hour, all over Australia, people will stop at 11.00am for a minute silence, to remember the Service and Sacrifice of the fallen in World War One.

At the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance, a Wreath Laying Ceremony will take place in the Sanctuary of the Shrine. The Sanctuary is considered the heart of the Shrine. It has a compelling atmosphere of reverence. The Sanctuary serves as a place of ceremonial events and personal solitude.

In the Sanctuary is the stone of Remembrance and has no hidden meaning…but reveals its purpose with the uttermost simplicity”. It bears the inscription “Greater Love Hath No Man”, which is taken from the Bible, John15.13.

The full verse reads “Greater Love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends”. The stone is placed below floor level, so that no hands may touch it and that heads bow in reverence to read the inscription.

A special feature of the Shrine is the Ray of Light; a beam of sunlight which passes through an aperture crossing the word Love on the stone of Remembrance on Remembrance Day.

It took Dr Baldwin, the Government Astronomer and Surveyors, 144 pages of astronomical and mathematical calculations to ensure the precision of the placement of the apertures.Dr Baldwin calculated that the ray will continue to pass the centre of the Stone, within two minutes of 11am on Remembrance Day for at least 5000 years. The accuracy of the calculations was tested on Armistice Day in 1931, when to the relief of surveyors the ray of sunlight fell upon a motar-board where the Stone of Remembrance was to be placed.

The external aperture is covered on all days except Remembrance Day. Just above the Frieze panels on the eastern wall is the internal aperture. On Remembrance Day the shaft of light first appears on the north-west side of the wall surrounding the Stone of Remembrance and the light then moves across the stone.

It takes 11 minutes for the light to cross the stone. Precisely at 11am the light shines upon the word Love in the centre of the Stone. That marks the commencement of one minute of silence (originally two minutes) and the Governor of Victoria lays a Wreath. Those present for the ceremony include the Premier, Lord Mayor of Melbourne, diplomats, politicians, Shrine Trusties and Governors, RSL and Legacy representatives and Defence Service Chiefs.

The Armistice to end World War One was signed at 5am on the 11th of November, but it was a further six hours before the hostilities on all fronts ended. Thus, Armistice hour is on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, 1918.

NB. The Armistice was signed in a railway carriage of the Allied Supreme Commander, Marshal Foch at Compiegne (68km north east of Paris).

The Red Poppy is the symbol of Remembrance by all Commonwealth Countries since the end of WWI, to remember the members of their Armed Forces who have died in the line of duty. These Poppies bloomed across some of the Worlds Battlefields of Flanders in WWI. The brilliant colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the War.

Steve Kyritsis

President

Hellenic RSL Victoria

 

 

 

 

 


 



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 WHY WE ALL SHOULD REMEMBER ANZAC DAY


Greek Othodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria, organized an afternoon, to honour the Greek Australian Vietnam Veterans
 

 

The Book is available 
for sale from


Hellenic RSL 
14A Ferrars place South Melbourne. Ph. 9699 9844.

Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance  
Ph. 9654 8415

CARAS Store 
189 Lonsdale St. Melbourne Ph.9663 3844

CARAS Store 
11 Eaton Mall Oakleigh
 Ph. 9569 7033

Mylonas Greek Bookshop,
145 Sydney Rd. 
Brunswick Vic. 3056  
Tel. 9388 0338.

TO ORDER
Please send cheque

 
Steve Kyritsis 
P.O.Box 545 
Black Rock Vic. 
9589 3403 
Mob. 0418 571 800. 

for $25
as a Donation
Payable to:
HELLENIC RSL SUB-BRANCH

OR
AUSTRALIAN HELLENIC
MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

 

 






 

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