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How to commemorate Remembrance Day

Paying respects to Boroondara’s fallen soldiers.

Marked annually on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Remembrance Day serves as an opportunity to pause and reflect on
the sacrifices of Australia’s servicemen and women.

Here are a few ways you can pay your respects this Remembrance Day:

Buy or borrow a wartime book

Over the years, Council has proudly created a series of books for adults and children reflecting on our local wartime history, with the support of grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs:

  • North Balwyn RSL Sub-Branch: Remembering our members
  • Boroondara Remembers: Stories of World War I
  • Annie’s War: The Story of One Boroondara Family’s Wartime Experience

These books tell the stories of local servicemen and women and their families. Each can be borrowed from Boroondara’s libraries or bought as a keepsake through the Boroondara Arts Shop.

To learn about the books and make a purchase, visit our Shop.

A war memorial.

Visit a war memorial

Learn about the history and significance of war memorials around Boroondara, including those at Surrey Gardens in Surrey Hills, Beckett Park in Balwyn and St James Park in Hawthorn.

To find out more, and locate a war memorial near you, visit Boroondara's war memorials.

Look for a service

To find if there are services in your area, get in touch with the RSL at RSL Victoria.

Find your local RSL branch.

Light up war memorial.