VP Day (Victory in the Pacific Day) 2023

VP Day – Tuesday 15 August 2023

 Stephens Sub Branch Inc 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. Brett Rankin, President – Stephens Sub Branch Inc
  • DEVOTIONAL: Honorary Padre – Jennifer Bennett
  • HYMN 1: “Abide with Me”
  • ADDRESS: Mr. Brett Rankin, President – Stephens Sub Branch Inc
  • LAYING OF WREATHS on the Memorial
  • ODE to the Fallen
  • One Minute Silence in Memory of Fallen Comrades
  • BENEDICTION: Honorary Padre – Jennifer Bennett
  • ADDRESS OF APPRECIATION: Mr. Brett Rankin, President – Stephens Sub Branch Inc
  • 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 78, 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 over seventy eight years ago.