The Remembrance event provides the opportunity to recognise the servicemen and women interred or memorialised at Rookwood Cemetery and beyond.
Date: Friday 9 November 2018
Time: 10:00AM to 2:00PM (Ceremony 10:30AM to 11:30AM)
Location: All Souls Chapel and Village Green, Hawthorne Avenue, Rookwood Cemetery
Rookwood General Cemetery Project
The Centenary of the First World War Armistice is of great significance to our nation, as it represents 100 years since the end of World War 1.
With so many brave servicemen and women interred or memorialised within the grounds of Rookwood, we have executed a four year program to recognise these servicemen and women.
This program specifically identified over 1600 unofficial war memorials located in Rookwood that that commemorate servicemen and women from World War I. This includes memorials of young soldiers who died in training, returned service people memorialised in family graves, and symbolic monuments erected by families for soldiers killed or missing in action.
As a sign of respect to these servicemen and women, their memorials have been cleaned and services have been conducted at each site. Our aim now, is to complete monumental repairs on the more deteriorated memorials, whilst at the same time sharing the many stories that we have uncovered.
One of the ways we will share these stories is through a video and booklet which will be unveiled at this event. The event will commence with a ceremony and video tribute, followed by morning tea, a gun-fire salute, Anzac tours and an open-air museum.
We invite the community to join us for this Remembrance Event to commemorate these servicemen and women, and acknowledge all of the brave people that have served to improve the lives of others.
For more information or to register your interest, please email or call on 02 8575 8100.