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ANZAC Day in New York City

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, the Australian and New Zealand Consulates in New York will co-host the Dawn Service, which is free and open to the public.


Date: Thursday, 25 April 2019
Time: 5:30am arrival for a 5:45am start
Venue: Vietnam Veterans Plaza - 55 Water Street, New York City
Dress: Military - service dress or equivalent with medals. Civilian - respectful attire, please come prepared for cold or inclement weather
RSVP: No RSVP required, service is open to the public as space is not limited.

History of ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand military forces during World War One. The first ANZAC commemoration services were held in 1916, in towns and cities across both countries, and overseas in London and at the Australian Army Camp in Egypt. Following this tradition, every year at daybreak on the 25th April, Australians and New Zealanders gather around the world to commemorate and pay tribute to all of those who have served in our militaries. We remember those who never returned, those who returned injured and impacted from battle, and those who maintained the home front. We acknowledge those who are currently serving around the world, and reflect on the commitment of both countries to peace and security.