ANZAC Day Houston
ANZAC Day in Houston
Each year on the 25th April, Australians and New Zealanders commemorate ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day to recognise the sacrifices that Australian and New Zealand servicemen and servicewomen have made not only in defending their country, but in upholding their nations’ longstanding commitment to peace and security.
To mark this special occasion in 2019, join the Australian Consulate-General in Houston for an ANZAC Day Memorial Service at Christ Church Cathedral, followed by a formal lunch at the SAM Houston Hotel on Thursday, 25 April 2019.
Date: Thursday, 25 April 2019
Time: 10:30am - 1:30pm CDT
10:30am guests assemble on the grounds of Christ Church Cathedral
10:45am processional march led by Australian Defence Force personnel and featuring the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets
11:00am service at Christ Church Cathedral featuring remarks by Congressman Ted Poe
12:00pm formal luncheon at SAM Houston Hotel featuring reflections by Ambassador Andrew Peacock and Consul General Peter McGauran
13:30pm event concludes
Venue: Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002
RSVP: Registration essential. Register here.
History of ANZAC
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 in Gallipoli. Today, Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in war and on operational service.
In the United States, we commemorate this day with regard to the military alliance between our countries. Australians have fought alongside the United States in every major battle since WWI, and the ANZAC spirit is key to this shared commitment and sacrifice. Such a fitting commemoration of Anzac Day would not be possible without our generous sponsors: BHP, Schlumberger and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. A special thanks also to Christ Church Cathedral - vestry, clergy, choir and staff, the Cadet Corps of Texas A&M University, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Police Department, and a Sacred Choice.