Honouring Women United by Defence Service 2018 will commence at 1730 hours on 11 September 2018, with a Last Post and Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, where women from every major women’s organisation who have been affected by service and their guests will be invited to observe - and form the frame around - the Last Post and Wreath Laying ceremony.
This ceremony will be dedicated to the service and sacrifice of women veterans over the last 100 years who have given their lives as the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Sharon Bown, member of the AWM Council and planning committee member of Honouring Women United by Defence Service 2018 , will be the coordinator of that activity on behalf of the collaborative organisations.
Following the commemorative ceremony will be a National Dinner Event. A location in the Parliamentary precinct, will be the venue for the Honouring Women United by Defence Service 2018 national dinner, commencing at 1900 hrs for 1930 hrs seating on 11 September 2018. The dinner will further honour women who are united by or through service.