"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them."
6:00am Dawn Service at Forest Park, Epping
Anzac Day is one of Australia’s most important national days of commemoration and is observed on 25 April each year.
Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) at Gallipoli in Turkey in 1915, during WWI.
However, the importance of Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli. It is a day to reflect on the sacrifices made by service women and men of both Australia and New Zealand who have participated and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations and to send our thanks to those currently in service.
2018 marks the final year commemorating the Centenary of Anzac, Australia’s most important period of national commemoration.
Marking 100 years since our involvement in the First World War, the Anzac Centenary is a time to honour the service and sacrifice of our original ANZACs, and the generations of Australian servicemen and women who have defended our values and freedoms, in wars, conflicts and peace operations throughout a Century of Service.