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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

You are Invited - Centenary of the end of the Gallipoli campaign - The Melbourne Shrine, 12 noon, 20th December 2015

Gallipoli, Turkey. 1915. A group of some members of the 1st Light Horse Brigade Train, AIF. These men were the last of the unit to leave Gallipoli at the evacuation. AWM

The Friends of Gallipoli Inc (FOGI) will be holding a commemoration of the centenary of the end of the Gallipoli campaign in December 1915 at the Melbourne Shrine.
The formal event will take place at 12 noon, The Sanctuary of the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, on Sunday 20th December 2015. All are welcome to attend the ceremony.
As the Friends of Gallipoli promotion states:
"The guns fell silent in the ANZAC Sector at Gallipoli in the early hours of the 20th of December 1915. The Centenary of this important event is to be commemorated at the Shrine of Remembrance with a wreath laying ceremony at the Sanctuary.
After nearly nine months of fighting, the last of the ANZAC troops evacuated with heavy hearts and in anticipation of a different kind of a Christmas, leaving their dead comrades behind. The Turkish forces were relieved that there would be no more fighting, that they could mourn many thousands who perished defending their homeland and that peace had finally prevailed."

The event at the Shrine will be proceeded by the inaugural FOGI Award presentation at the Australian Turkish Friendship Memorial at 11 a.m. The memorial is located about 200 m. north of the Shrine. After the presentation, the participants will move to the Shrine for the ceremony.
The FOGI, a not-for profit organisation, is co-ordinating these ceremonies.
All are welcome to attend both ceremonies.
Thanks to Dr John Basarin for sharing this information.

Jim Claven
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee

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