Today the striker was placed in position at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell to allow the remembrance of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake. Around 150 people attended the ceremony at the Peace Bell. To begin, the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell was rung three times by a member of the organising committee from JETAA followed by a minutes silence.
A number of people spoke of their experiences of the earthquake and tsunami as well as the Japanese Ambassador who spoke of progress. Michael Rabey from the Rotary Club of Canberra Burley Griffin also spoke of the close association between Japan and the Rotary Club and how the club made donations at the time of the earthquake.
After the ceremony many of those attending rang the Peace Bell sending their own messages of Peace to the world.