Anzac Day is a special day for Australians, and it’s one that the Australian War Memorial has committed to honouring each year with beautiful services that commemorate those who have served our country in battle.
On Sunday, 25 April, you’re invited to join your friends and neighbours to commemorate this national holiday.
The day will consist of the following events:
- Photo Projections. The Memorial has an outstanding library of images from World Wars I and II, many of these images will be projected onto the Memorial building.
- Dawn Service. Dawn service will officially be held from 5:30 to 6:00am. However, beginning at 4:30am, members of the armed services will read aloud excerpts from Australian soldiers’ diaries and letters who were experiencing combat firsthand.
- Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Commemorative Ceremony, which will be held following the Dawn Service.
- National Ceremony. The National Ceremony will last from 10:30am to noon, beginning with the Commemorative Address, followed by wreath-laying, hymns, the sounding of the Last Post, and the playing of the national anthems of Australia and New Zealand.
- Last Post Ceremony, which will begin at 4:45pm.
You can learn more abut the Anzac Day events by visiting the Australian War Memorial’s official site.
Image Source: Anzac Day at the Australian War Memorial 2017