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War Animal Last Post Service

February 25 @ 4:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Take part in a very special Last Post Service commemorating the invaluable contributions of animals in war.

From transport, messengers, protectors, mascots and support animals to cherished pets, animals have played a vital role in every Australian conflict. A variety of service animals and their handlers will be in attendance to mark War Animal Day, and the service will conclude with the release of homing pigeons.

You and your (leashed) furry friends are invited to pay your respects at this special event.

Sunday 25 February, 4.45pm–5.15pm
Second World War Memorial Forecourt
Free, no bookings required

This venue is wheelchair accessible.

This event is child-friendly.

In recognition of War Animal Day (24 February), this service will pay tribute to the remarkable deeds and sacrifices of animals in times of war.

Throughout history, animals have served as indispensable assets in various roles, including transport, messengers, protectors, mascots, support animals, and cherished pets. Their vital contributions have left an indelible mark on every conflict involving Australians.

A variety of service animals and their handlers will be in attendance, and the service will conclude with the release of homing pigeons.

Visitors and their (leashed) four-legged friends are welcome to join us

 

Shrine Representative:

Shrine Governor Mohammed Abdur Rahman

 

See also From Whiskers to Wings

Details

Date:
February 25
Time:
4:45 pm - 5:15 pm
Website:
https://www.shrine.org.au/war-animal-last-post-service

Venue

The Shrine of Remembrance
Birdwood Avenue
Melbourne, 3000 Australia
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