Anzac Day, 25 April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. Anzac Day will be commencing with the traditional Dawn Service at 6 AM followed by an official Wreath laying Service at 8.15 AM and the ANZAC Day March from the intersection Flinders & Swanston Streets down St Kilda Road to the Shrine of Remembrance setting off at 9 AM.
To get a place on the Shrine forecourt for the Dawn Service you’ll need to get there early, probably between 4 and 5 AM and again for the march, you’ll need to be on site before 8 AM to get a front row spot along the route.
On ANZAC Day we remember all those Australian and New Zealand men and women who have served an died in wars but, more than that, we take great pride in the ANZAC qualities of courage, mateship and sacrifice – qualities we should all aspire to today.