The first week of August 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I and the formal commencement of the Anzac Centenary.
The war was one of the most destructive events in history, with almost all the countries of the world involved and affected.
The Veteran's Affairs Brnach of the State Government are encouraging all places of worship in Victoria to participate in the commemoration, between Saturday 2 August and Tuesday 5 August, in order to:
- Remind their congregations of the impact of the war;
- Respect and honour all of those who fought and served in the war, and all conflicts since, especially Australian veterans; and
- Remember the service and support of all those who were not combatants but served in other ways – including medical and technical staff, chaplains and families at home.
For more infomration, contact Alison Fraser (039651 32121, firstname.lastname@example.org). More information on the Anzac Centenary can be found online.