The Centenary of Anzac 2014 to 2018 marks 100 years since our involvement in World War 1. It is an important period of national commemoration in honour of the service and sacrifice of our original ANZACS. This year we will celebrate 100 years since the end of World War 1.
On Wednesday 25th April, Australians and New Zealanders stop to remember our Anzacs who landed in Gallipoli in 1915: the first major military action fought by our countries during World War 1. While the campaign at Gallipoli failed in its military objectives, a powerful legacy was created by the actions of Australian and New Zealand forces – the Anzac legend.
Each Anzac Day, and at other commemorations throughout the year, we continue to honour and thank the generations of service men and women who have defended our values and freedom, in wars, conflicts and during times of peace. We also remember those who helped our service men and women, whether it be medical staff, families who waited back home and sent care packages, or friends who lent an ear when they returned home.
Moonee Valley Council will hold an Anzac Day service at the Cenotaph in Queens Park, Moonee Ponds on Sunday 22nd April at 2.55pm.
Local RSL Sub-branches are also holding events to commemorate Anzac Day. Click here for details.
Source: Moonee Valley Council.