Residents of real estate in Darwin will have their chance to pay respects to the men and women who helped defend Australia during World War II on February 19.
Bombing of Darwin Day commemorates the attacks in Darwin that occurred on the 19th of February 1942.
"The recognition of this national day of observance ensures that the older generation will have an opportunity to pass the baton of remembrance on to younger Australians so they too may understand the significance this historic event plays in our lives today and in the future," states the official City of Darwin website.
"It is important for us to continue to pause on February 19 and reflect on the Australian men and women who gave their lives in order to preserve our freedom."
This year's observance will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Darwin Cenotaph, The Esplanade. An air raid siren will be sounded, followed by a RAAF Aircraft flyover and the firing of artillery by the Royal Australian Artillery.
This is just one example of the community spirit and deep historical roots of Darwin, and a part of what makes it such a special place to live.