VP Day (Victory in the Pacific Day) 2020

VP Day – Saturday 15 August 2020

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

COVID-19 restrictions:-

Please stay home if you are unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath.

Maintaining physical distancing requirements is the individuals responsibility.

The Order of Service will be:

  • WELCOME: Mr Barry Harding, President – Stephens RSL Sub Branch
  • DEVOTIONAL: Honorary Padre – Jennifer Bennett
  • HYMN 1: “O God Our Help in Ages Past”
  • ADDRESS: Mr Barry Harding, President – Stephens RSL Sub Branch
  • LAYING OF WREATHS on the Memorial
  • ODE to the Fallen
  • One Minute Silence in Memory of Fallen Comrades
  • HYMN 2: “Abide with Me”
  • BENEDICTION: Honorary Padre – Jennifer Bennett
  • ADDRESS OF APPRECIATION: President – Stephens RSL Sub Branch
  • Return to Stephens RSL Sub Branch 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 RSL Sub Branch to reflect on the service and sacrifice of our veterans and to take a moment to consider what it was they fought for seventy five years ago.