Dedication of Australia's First National Boer War Memorial in Canberra
Construction and Landscaping work on the first National Boer War Memorial site in Canberra is now well under way, and its official Dedication to the memory of all those affected by the Boer War of 1899-1902 is scheduled for the morning of Boer War Day - Wednesday 31 May.
On behalf of the National Boer War Association I would Like to express our sincere thanks to our many supporters in every State and Territory of Australia who have raised funds or made donations enabling us to complete a Memorial of impressive quality in our National Capital.
The GovernorGeneral, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC [Retd] has agreed to preside over the short Dedication Ceremony on 31 May. All of our supporters or well-wishers will be most welcome to witness the Dedication.
If you or your family or friends wish to be present, I would Like to suggest you send us an application ([CLICK HERE] to apply online) for reserved seating at the Memorial site. It would be best to make your application as early as convenient, as space at the site is naturally Limited.
[CLICK HERE] to apply online
If coming from Adelaide, why not join the NBWMA(SA) has organised CLICK HERE for details.
NB: Tickets will not be Issued until mid-April
Colonel John Haynes OAM (Retd)
The 31st May is the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Vereeniging that ended the South African War in 1902. In 2017, 115 years from the day peace was concluded, the completed Australian National Boer War Memorial will be dedicated in ANZAC Parade Canberra.
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The annual Boer War Day service will be at the Shrine of Remembrance Melbourne at 12.00pm on Sunday 28th May 2017. A commemoration service will commence with a march up to the eternal flame by Boer War Descendants, Distinguished Guests as well as the Creswick Light Horse, Australian Great War Association,The Rats of Tobruk Pipes and Drums, supported by Boy Scouts and Girl Guides. Light refreshments will be provided after the service.
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