ANZAC Day in the capital.
Like the qualities of courage, mateship and sacrifice that inspire it, ANZAC Day commemorates more than the anniversary of the World War One landing on Gallipoli in 1915. Every year on 25 April, its spirit continues to be relevant to Australians’ sense of national identity and inspires events all around the country.
In Canberra, the Australian War Memorial’s Dawn Service, National Ceremony, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commemorative Ceremony and Last Post remember those who have served, continue to serve or died for our country in war or conflict, and attract thousands of people to Anzac Parade and surrounds.
Everyone is welcome to attend the ceremonies, which include a veteran’s march, laying of wreaths, observance of one minute’s silence and the sounding of the Last Post – the military bugle call – that signifies the end of the day’s activities.
Learn more about the commemorations that take place on Anzac Day in Canberra on the Australian War Memorial’s website, which also features information about the free reserved seating that’s available every year, local road closures and the times to arrive. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE
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