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GG / Foundation Patron represents Australia at Armistice Centenary in France

In Paris on Sunday 11 November, 72 world leaders including US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, General Sir Peter Cosgrove gathered at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe. Leaders walked together down the Champs-Elysee, arriving a few minutes after the official 11am centenary time.

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Victorian Commemorative Service held in the Parliament of Victoria

In early August 2018, the annual Spirit of Australia Foundation Monash Commemorative Service took place in the Legislative Assembly chamber of the Parliament of Victoria.

The assembled audience included nearly 100 students from a wide range of Victorian schools, including those with particularly close affiliation with Sir John Monash – Scotch College, Monash’s alma mater, and the Sir John Monash Science School.

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Sea of Poppies at the Australian War Memorial and Parliament House

A display of 62,000 handcrafted, red poppies was installed on the grounds of the Australian War Memorial as the centrepiece of Great War commemorations, symbolically representing Australian lives lost in the First World War.

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Monash, Chauvel & indigenous diggers honoured in Scotch College Armistice Centenary Commemoration

On Remembrance Day 2018, 100 years to the day since the guns of the Great War fell silent upon the signing of the Armistice, a major service of commemoration was held in the Memorial Hall at Scotch College, the foundation stone for which was laid by Sir John Monash in 1920.

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COL John Dougall addresses the Foundation Lunch

The Spirit of Australia Foundation was privileged to host Colonel John Dougall, representing Chief of Army Lieutenant General Rick Burr, at our Victorian commemorative events in August.

In a second address at luncheon, Colonel Dougall discussed the contemporary Australian Army and his own leadership journey

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COL John Dougall Addresses the Foundation Monash Service

The Spirit of Australia Foundation was privileged to host Colonel John Dougall, representing Chief of Army Lieutenant General Rick Burr, at our Victorian commemorative events in August.

Colonel Dougall provided a compelling address regarding the enduring significance of General Sir John Monash, both for the Australian Army and our broader society.

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General Sir John Monash's Relevance Today

2017 Monash Service speech by representative of Chief of Army, Brigadier Phillip Moses, at St Catherine’s School Waverley, NSW, based upon a brief by Roland J Perry, author of “Monash – The Outsider who won a War”.

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The Legacy Of Monash In The Australian Army Of Today

An address by MAJGEN Paul McLachlan AM CSC, Head Land Systems on the occasion of the Spirit of Australia Foundation 2015 Monash Commemorative Service, on Friday 14th August 2015.

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John Monash

This biography of Sir John Monash is published by the State Electricity of Victoria as a tribute to a great man. It was written by Vernon R. Northwood, with assistance from the late Dr. Gershon Bennett, son-in-law of Sir John Monash, and was first published in the “S.E.C. Magazine” in December 1950.

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Campaign to promote General Sir John Monash to rank of Field Marshal

The Spirit of Australia Foundation endorses Saluting Monash Council’s campaign to promote General Sir John Monash to rank of Field Marshal.

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