Embassies of Australia and New Zealand to Host ANZAC Day Dawn Service
The Embassies of Australia and New Zealand in Berlin organize events to commemorate ANZAC Day on April 25April 17th, 2019
The Embassies of Australia and New Zealand in Berlin cordially invite the Australian and New Zealand community to the ANZAC Dawn Service on April 25.
This year marks the 104th anniversary of the landing of ANZAC troops on the Gallipoli peninsula. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers who served in the joint Australian and New Zealand Army Corps became known as Anzacs, a name which is associated with pride to this day. April 25 stands for the day on which soldiers from both countries started their first joint military operation in the First World War.
Today, ANZAC Day on April 25 is an important day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand. Numerous commemorative events and services are held at war memorials in both countries. Additionally, marches with former serving members of the Australian and New Zealand armed forces take place in bigger city centers but also in smaller cities.
Because ANZAC troops originally landed in Gallipoli at dawn, it has become an important ANZAC Day tradition to hold dawn services in the early morning hours of April 25.
The Embassies of Australia and New Zealand cordially invite the Australian and New Zealand community to attend the ANZAC Day Dawn Service, which will take place at the Berlin 1939-1945 War-Cemetery (Heerstraße 139, 14055 Berlin) on April 25 at 6:00AM. RSVP is not required.
The Australian Embassy will also host a “Gunfire Breakfast” at 8:00AM on the same day. If you wish to attend the breakfast at the Australian Embassy, please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org