VP Day (Victory in the Pacific Day) 2017

VP Day – Tuesday 15 August 2017

 Stephens Sub Branch RSL will be conducting its annual Memorial Service commencing at 10:00 am at Stimpson Park, cnr Ipswich and Beaudesert Roads Moorooka.

The Order of Service will be:

  • WELCOME: Mr John Strachan OAM, President – Stephens Sub Branch RSL
  • DEVOTIONAL: Honorary Padre – Jennifer Bennett
  • HYMN 1: “O God Our Help in Ages Past”
  • ADDRESS:
  • LAYING OF WREATHS on the Memorial
  • ODE to the Fallen
  • LAST POST
  • One Minute Silence in Memory of Fallen Comrades
  • ROUSE
  • HYMN 2: “Abide with Me”
  • AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM
  • BENEDICTION: Honorary Padre – Jennifer Bennett
  • ADDRESS OF APPRECIATION: President – Stephens Sub Branch RSL
  • Return to Stephens Sub Branch RSL Hall

VP Day (Victory in the Pacific Day) is a very important occasion for all Australians. It holds special significance for the generation who endured the Second World War, particularly our veterans and for those whose loved ones never returned.

It signifies the end of a time in our recent history when Australia was vulnerable to Japanese invasion; when freedom as we know it was very seriously threatened.

For anyone aged under 70, World War II is a human crisis experienced vicariously, through the eyes and ears of relatives, friends and others who were there

Please join members of Stephens Sub Branch RSL to reflect on the service and sacrifice of our veterans and to take a moment to consider what it was they fought for over seventy years ago.