Remembrance Day, Port Moresby

National Capital District
Papua Region
Ela Beach Remembrance Memorial Park, Healy Road, Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea
Contact Info
Department of the Prime Minister and National Executive Council

23RD JULY 2024

Remembrance Day in Papua New Guinea is observed every July 23rd to commemorate the services of the members of the nation’s armed forces who participated during World War One, World War Two, and in general peace keeping and law and order engagements within the country and abroad.

In the nation’s capital of Port Moresby, Remembrance Day will be officially observed at the Ela Beach Remembrance Memorial Park.

War veterans, the PNG Defense Force, Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary and the PNG Correctional Services will be participating in the Remembrance Day parade march along Healy Parade.

State officials like the Prime Minister and the Governor-General are usually present at the event to make an official address.  This is then followed by a dedication service.

This 2024 will mark the 43rd Anniversary of PNG’s National Remembrance Day of observance.


Tentative Remembrance Day Programme – Remembrance Park, Ela Beach, Port Moresby 

 07:00 am | Arrival of Master of Ceremony 

08:00 am | Arrival of VIP’s and invited Guests 

08:30 am | March on by Disciplinary Forces 

08.35 am | Arrival of Parade Host 

08:40 am | Arrival of Principal Guest 

08:45 am | Arrival of the Governor General of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea 

08:50 am | Catafalque Party moves into position in front of the Monument 

09:00 am | Welcome remarks by the Master of Ceremony 

09.05 am | Prayer of Invocation 

09:10 am | Bible Readings 

09:20 am | The Lord’s Prayer 

09:30 am | Keynote Address to the Nation by the Governor General of Papua New Guinea 

09:40 am | Police Band with Choir group 

09:45 am | Laying of Wreaths 

09:50 am | ODE (All to stand), an Ex-Serviceman recites the ‘Ode’ 

09:55 am | Last Post and One Minute Silence 

10:00 am | Rouse 

10:05 am | National Anthem 

10:10 am | The Benediction 

10:15 am | Catafalque Party Dismounts (All  to stand).  The Catafalque Party march-off) 

10:20 am | Departure of Guests of Honor 

10:25 am | Departure of Principal Guest 

10:30 am | Departure of Parade Host  

10:35 am | Announcement by Master of Ceremony 

10:40 am | Guard March-off 

**Program ends 

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