Tuesday, April 25, 2017 is ANZAC Day. Observed annually on April 25, ANZAC Day is one of Australia’s most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
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.
Australians recognize 25 April as an occasion of national remembrance, which takes two forms. Commemorative services are held at dawn and Commemorative ceremonies are more formal and are held at war memorials around the country and in cities across the world. In these ways, Anzac Day is a time when Australians reflect on the many different meanings of war.
ANZAC Day events in the United States
Below is a list of locations where you can commemorate ANZAC Day in the USA.
|Los Angeles, CA|
|April 23||Commemorative Service||Los Angeles National Cemetery||6:00am|
|San Diego, CA|
|April 25||Commemorative Service||USS Midway||8:00am|
|San Francisco, CA|
|April 23||AACC ANZAC Service & BBQ||Log Cabin, Presidio||11:00am|
|DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA|
|April 25||Dawn Service||Korean Veterans War Memorial||5:45am|
|April 25||‘Gunfire’ Breakfast||Embassy of Australia||7:00am|
|April 25||Commemorative Church Service||Washington National Cathedral||10:30am|
|April 29||Commemorative Service||Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church||10:00am|
|New York, New York|
|April 23||Sunday Service||ANZAC Memorial Garden||10:30am|
|April 23||New York Magpies ANZAC Day Celebration||The Boat Basin||2:00pm|
|April 25||Dawn Service||Vietnam Veterans Plaza||5:30am|
|April 22||ANZAC Day Commemoration||Hotel Nexus||5:00pm|
|April 23||ANZAC Dawn Service||Lake Union Park||6:00am|
ANZAC Day events in Canada
Below is a list of locations where you can commemorate ANZAC Day across Canada.
|April 22||Vancouver Island ANZAC Commemoration||19 Wing Comox||12:00pm|
|April 25||ANZAC Commemoration||Victory Square||5:30pm|
|April 29||Down Under Club of Winnipeg: ANZAC Day Event||Scandinavian Cultural Centre||6:00pm|
|NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR|
|St. John’s, NL|
|April 25||ANZAC Day Ceremony||Royal Newfoundland Regiment Cairn||7:30pm|
|April 25||ANZAC Day 2017 BBQ||Hemingway’s Restaurant||5:00pm|
If you know of other ANZAC Day events, please email email@example.com and we will add them to this list.
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