Regrettably the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown restrictions in the ACT, mean we have no alternative other than to make significant changes to this year’s National Police Remembrance Day (NPRD) services.
The Last Post service on 28 September will not occur, and the Dawn Service at the NPM is also cancelled.
To ensure our fallen colleagues are honoured as best we can in the circumstances, it is our intention to conduct a small respectful service at the National Police Memorial (NPM) at 2.00pm on 29 September whilst adhering to restrictions set by the ACT Government.
The service will include the blessing of the touchstones bearing the names of those members who have lost their lives since NPRD 2020 being added to the NPM this year, namely:
Wreaths will be laid in their honour.
The service will also include the blessing of touchstones of the other members being placed onto the wall this year, and pay tribute to their historic deaths, namely:
Under the current restrictions, and noting the various state travel restrictions, we will unfortunately be unable to invite attendees, including the families of these members, to the service this year. The service will be live-streamed, and once those details are known we will post the link on this page
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