3rd Anniversary of the Unveiling of the Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial
It was an honour to attend the 3rd Anniversary of the Unveiling of the Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial on Saturday 11 August at Lemnos Square, Foote Street, Albert Park.
The Lemnos Gallipoli Memorial was unveiled on the 8th August 2015 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Australian nurses’ arrival on Lemnos on the 8th August 1915. This year is the third anniversary of this unveiling. The Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee holds an annual commemorative service at the memorial to commemorate and raise awareness of the role of Lemnos in Australia’s Anzac story, the nurses and diggers who served there and those who are buried there, and the support of the Lemnians and other Hellenes for the Anzacs including those from or that have a connection to the City of Port Phillip area. The event included speeches by dignitaries, a catapult party, singing of National Anthems by the Royal Australian Navy Band, recital of the Ode, wreath laying, and readings by Albert Park College students.