About

LEST WE FORGET - AN ANZAC DAY TRIBUTE

 

Originally established in 2018, the Lest We Forget - an Anzac Day Tribute has over several years grown to become a significant part of Sydney's program of Anzac Day events.  

 

2022 Details:  The 2022 Ceremony will be held at the Sydney Town Hall on Monday 25th April 2022 (3.30pm).  

 

Tribute: Held "at the going down of the sun",  Lest We Forget commemorates through music, poetry, reflection and ceremony all those who have lost their lives in service for our country, as well as returned and current servicemen and women. As a sunset ceremony lasting approximately one hour, Lest We Forget is appropriately juxtaposed alongside the traditional Dawn Service and the Anzac Day March.

 

The Tribute  includes a Procession of Flags, the singing of the New Zealand and Australian National Anthems, music & poetry from WWI to today, The Ode, The Last Post, a minute's silence and a time for reflection and prayer. 

 

Extracts from previous years ceremonies can be found here (2021), here and here.

 

Program: The 2022 program includes music from composers who lived through WWI (Elgar, Holst and Copland), contemporary composers including John Williams, Cold Chisel, Australian composer John Schumann (Redgum) and feature items on the Didgeridoo, Flute and Piano.  The program also includes works by Australian-born composer Septimus Kelly, who grew up in Sydney, served at Gallipoli before dying at the Somme in 1916. 

 

Charity: Throughout the Tribute, those in attendance also have an opportunity to support the ongoing work of RSL and Legacy, the Tribute's Charity Partners.

 

 

THE AUSTRALIAN REMEMBRANCE FOUNDATION

The Australian Remembrance  Foundation (ABN 89 656 509 232) is a registered charity established to encourage and promote Anzac and Remembrance commemorations.  Initially, the Foundation’s work is focusing particularly on Anzac Day events at sunset to complement existing dawn services: "At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them".

 

The Chairman of the Foundation is Dr Michael Easson AM, the Chairman and Founder of EG and honorary President of the Australia Defence Association.  Michael holds a PhD in History from the Australian Defence Force Academy (UNSW).

Photos by Giovanni Portelli Photography