The annual Boronia RSL Commemorative march takes place in April, to commemorate ANZAC day, on the Sunday before Anzac day.
The march is through the local streets of Boronia, to the Boronia RSL sub branch, & concludes with the ceremony of laying of a commemorative wreath.
COMMEMORATIVE MARCH 2020 – Details coming soon!
On April 25 1915, Australian and New Zealand forces landed at Gallipoli and were met with fierce resistance from the Ottoman Turkish defenders. The military action was originally planned as a bold attack aimed to withdraw Turkey from the war, however the campaign quickly became a stalemate lasting for eight months and resulting in over 8,000 deaths among Australian soldiers.
ANZAC DAY 2020 – Saturday 25th April
Remembrance Day in Australia commemorates the noble sacrifices of armed forces and civilians during times of war.
At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, one minute of silence is observed across the country to market the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front during WWI after over four years of gruesome warfare.
REMEMBRANCE DAY COMMEMORATION 2020 – Sunday 8th November
When – Sunday 8 November at 10am
Where – The Knox War Memorial
Located at the Tim Neville Arboretum, Dorset Road, Ferntree Gully corner Dorset Road and Francis Crescent Ferntree Gully to commemorate Remembrance Day.
Participants in the march are encouraged to wear their medals and/or medals of their relatives who have served in the armed forces.
The ceremony in Knox is unique in that it is almost entirely conducted by students from local primary and secondary schools. School choirs and school children will participate in the readings and many more will assist in the wreath laying ceremony, flag bearers in the march and the flag raising and lowering ceremony.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the commemorative service on this very important day.