Anzac Day 2021
COMMEMORATE WITH US: LIVESTREAM OF ANZAC SERVICES #ANZACATHOME
Each year on the 25th of April, Australians and New Zealanders come together to commemorate Anzac Day. This date marks the anniversary of the dawn landings by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, known as the ‘Anzacs’, on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey during the first world war. For nine months following the landings, the Anzacs fought with courage and at great human cost. While their military campaign ultimately failed, the Anzac’s service and sacrifice became and remains an enduring feature of the national identities of Australia and New Zealand. The anniversary of the Gallipoli landings is an occasion when Australians and New Zealanders around the world pause to reflect and honour the Anzacs and all other Australians and New Zealanders that have since made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their nation.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, travel restrictions, and health advice of Australian authorities, there will be no government-led public Anzac Day events overseas in 2021. Instead of public Anzac Day events in the USA, the Ambassadors of Australia and New Zealand will honour our veterans and service members through a small COVID-19 safe private commemoration in Washington, DC. This event will be streamed live on our YouTube Channel for all to join virtually.
COMMEMORATE WITH US: LIVESTREAM OF ANZAC SERVICE
Sunday 25 April: Join the Embassy of Australia and Embassy of New Zealand Sunday 25 April 5.45am (EDT) as we commemorate Anzac Day with a small COVID-19 safe ceremony. We are committed to the safety and well-being of our extended expat community, and as a result, this ceremony will be conducted via livestream as we practice social distancing. Watch the service live from our Youtube channel. After conclusion of the service we will also be posting the video to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram TV channels.