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The Victorian Government is helping stage a series of virtual exhibitions, augmented reality experiences and a special online ceremony so that Victorians can mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II from home.
On 15 August, it will be 75 years since Japan surrendered and brought about the end of WWII for Australians – marking what’s now known as Victory in the Pacific Day (VP Day).
Victorians – including those living in areas subject to Stage 3 restrictions – are encouraged to commemorate the day and pay tribute to the service of WWII veterans at home and abroad, from the comfort of their own homes.
An online ceremony will be hosted by RSL Victoria and the Shrine of Remembrance on their Facebook pages from 11.20am on VP Day, while that weekend, Victorians can also take part in an interactive digital exhibition WWII at Home: Response, Reflection & Rejuvenation.
Curated by the National Trust of Australia in conjunction with Open House Melbourne and the Centre for Architecture Victoria, the exhibition will profile 18 of Victoria’s most significant WWII sites, highlight veterans’ stories and the impact of the war on the home front.
Some of Melbourne’s iconic buildings and institutions, as well as local and regional community organisations and museums, will also take part in the anniversary by holding online exhibitions, such as:
Among the many local and regional projects across the state are Through Childhood Eyes, which will tell forgotten stories of young people during the war and an interview series with veterans now living in Torquay.
To mark the day, Victorians are encouraged to write a letter to a veteran, share their message for veterans on social media using #victoriaremembers or #VPDay75, or download bunting to place in their window, fence or door.
For bunting, tips and information on exhibitions, visit: vic.gov.au/world-war-2-7th-anniversary.
This article first appeared on premier.vic.gov.au
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