Take part in the national Anzac Day ceremony, at the Australian War Memorial, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
This Centenary commemoration is expected to be the largest to date held at the memorial and the focal point for Australia’s Anzac Day commemoration. Later in the day the Gallipoli Dawn Service will be televised live on a large LED screen at the Memorial and the Memorial’s traditional Closing Ceremony will feature stories of both an Australian and Turkish soldier.
A number of other centenary commemorations are planned around Anzac Day including a concert curated by Redgum singer John Schumann. You can keep up to date with these by visiting the Australian War Memorial’s website.
First World War commemorations
At night, see the name of each of the 62,000 Australians who gave their lives during the First World War projected onto the Memorial. Each name will appear for 30 seconds on 19 occasions over a four year period until November 2018.
As part of the Roll of Honour Soundscapes project, Australian school children have recorded the name and age of each of the 62,000 Australians who died during the First World War. You will be able to hear the names read out in the First World War section of the Commemorative Area throughout the Centenary period from 2014-18.
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