Schools ANZAC Day Commemoration Service
The Schools ANZAC Service has been run by the Rotary Club of Templestowe since 1990!
Selected children from a range of local Primary and Secondary schools come along to participate and each School and special guest has the opportunity to lay a wreath on the memorial. The program includes a prominent citizen giving an address, playing of the last post, a military catafalque party and flag raising.
This event is usually held a few days before ANZAC Day and has provided generations of local school children with a firsthand opportunity to commemorate all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
This service is a proud tradition with our club and generations of school children have benefitted from attending.
The venue is Templestowe Memorial Park at the corner of Foote Street and High Street and members of the public are welcome.
This site is of special significance to our club. In 1990, we worked with the Council and the Templestowe Returned Services League to relocate the First World War Memorial from its original site in Anderson St to the current location. The Council had renamed the reserve "Services Memorial Park" to honour the men and women of the armed forces who fought in all wars since Federation, and also to honour members of local service organisations who have contributed to the quality of life in our city.