The Aintree Walk of Honour exists as a permanent, dynamic commemorative and interpretive symbol. Year-round, a visit to the Walk will yield a meaningful experience.
Amongst a number of special annual commemorations, there are some time-honoured dates in the Australian calendar where the significance of the sacrifice portrayed in the Walk is more formally acknowledged.

These days are:

Anzac Day, 25 April

Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the World War I, at Gallipoli in Turkey. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as Anzacs, and the pride they took in that name endures to this day.
Anzac Day sits prominent in Australian minds as a day to reflect upon all military sacrifice.

Remembrance Day, 11 November

Remembrance Day is observed internationally to commemorate the end of World War I, in 1918. Originally known as Armistice Day, Remembrance Day commemorates the signing of the peace agreement between Germany and the Allies and the end of hostilities “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”.
The Aintree Walk of Honour was opened on Remembrance Day in 2018.

Vietnam Veterans Day, 18 August

Vietnam Veterans Day is commemorated on 18 August every year. The day was originally known as Long Tan Day, to commemorate the men of D Company, 6RAR who fought in the famous battle of Long Tan in 1966. In 1987, following the very successful Welcome Home parade for Vietnam veterans in Sydney, Prime Minister Bob Hawke announced that Long Tan Day would be known as Vietnam Veterans Day. Since then, it has been commemorated every year as the day on which the service of all those men and women who served in Vietnam is remembered.

The Caroline Springs RSL sub-branch is custodian of this Walk and also the remembrance cenotaph by the lake at Caroline Springs. Annual commemorations of these special days will be held at one of these sites, at its discretion.

Details can be obtained from the sub-branch in advance of these events:

Aintree Walk of Honour

Fields St Aintree

(Melways 344 K7)

Caroline Springs Memorial

19 The Parade, Caroline Springs

(Melways 356 G10)