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Our Committee is raising funds to create a lasting legacy telling the story of Lemnos' link to Gallipoli and Australia's Anzac story. Our projects include the Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial in Albert Park, the publication of a major new historical and pictorial publication and more. To make a donation you can also deposit directly by direct debit into the Committee's bank account: Account Name: Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee Inc; Bank: Delphi Bank; Account No: 204299-020 BSB No: 941300; Include your surname in the reference section. For further information on our legacy projects or to make a donation please contact either Lee Tarlamis 0411553009 or Jim Claven 0409402388M

Monday, 12 December 2016

You are Invited - End of Gallipoli Campaign Commemoration, The Shrine, Tuesday 20th December 2016

Ari Burnu Cemetery, Gallipoli. Photo Jim Claven 2015
The Friends of Gallipoli Inc (FOGI) again extend an invitation to all for their annual commemoration of the end of the Gallipoli campaign.
The guns fell silent in the ANZAC Sector at Gallipoli in the early hours of the 20th of December 1915. The 101th anniversary of this important event is to be commemorated at the Shrine of Remembrance with a wreath laying ceremony at the Sanctuary.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d) will be the guest of honour at a ceremony to mark the end of the war at Gallipoli, between the ANZACs and the Turks.
The commemoration will take place on Tuesday 20th December 2016.
The commemoration will commence at 11am at the Australian Turkish Friendship Memorial. The Memorial is located 200 m. north east of the Shrine (photo below).
This will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance commencing at 12 noon.
This is the fifth service held by FOGI to commemorate this event.
All members of our Committee - and members of the public - are welcome to attend. Our Committee will be laying a wreath at the ceremony.
Thank you to Dr John Basarin OAM and all at FOGI for both the invitation and for again putting on this important commemoration.
Photo Jim Claven 2015

Jim Claven
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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