ANZAC Day 2017


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.

Date  Event Location  Time 
CALIFORNIA
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
Washington, DC
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
MASSACHUSETTS
Cambridge, MA
April 29 Commemorative Service Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church 10:00am
NEW YORK
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
WASHINGTON
Seattle, WA
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.

Date  Event Location  Time 
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Comox, BC
April 22 Vancouver Island ANZAC Commemoration 19 Wing Comox 12:00pm
Vancouver, BC
April 25 ANZAC Commemoration Victory Square 5:30pm
MANITOBA
Winnipeg, MB
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
ONTARIO
Toronto, ON
April 25 ANZAC Day 2017 BBQ Hemingway’s Restaurant 5:00pm

If you know of other ANZAC Day events, please email northamerica@uq.edu.au and we will add them to this list.

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