The national service commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore and the service and sacrifice of all Australian prisoners of war will take place on Wednesday 15 February 2017 at 11.00am at the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial in Ballarat, Victoria.
The event will be one of the key events of DVA’s Century of Service commemoration program in 2017.
The service will also commemorate the service and sacrifice of all Australian prisoners of war. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
DVA will be organising the event in association with the Trustees of the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial.
A service to dedicate a new memorial to the families of service men and women who have been killed in action, the Garden of the Grieving Mother, will take place earlier in the morning. The service will commence at 9.30am at the Arch of Victory in Sturt Street, Ballarat and will be hosted by the Arch of Victory/Avenue of Honour Committee.
Details about the commemorations in Ballarat are available on the DVA website at www.dva.gov.au