ANZAC Day Seattle
ANZAC Day in Seattle
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, Logic20/20 is proud to sponsor the 5th annual ANZAC Dawn Service, to be held in Seattle at Lake Union Park. ANZAC Day, April 25th, is one of the most important national days of pride for Australian and New Zealanders, wherever they live across world. Although originating as a commemorative dawn service to remember the fateful morning in 1915 when Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) soldiers landed to fierce opposition on the Gallipoli (Turkey) coast during World War I, it’s grown to become a significant national day of remembrance for all lives lost in military or peacekeeping operations. The Day also commemorates the massive casualties within the Turkish community during the eight month battle of Gallipoli.
In collaboration with ANZAS Organization, please join us on Sunday, April 28th to commemorate the 104th anniversary of the First World War and other significant military anniversaries. The memorial service will start at dawn, followed by coffee and light breakfast, courtesy of Kangaroo & Kiwi. If you have any questions, please reach out via email to Kimberly Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Venue: Lake Union Park (near MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
RSVP: Register here for catering purposes.
5:55am – Welcome
6:00am - Sunrise: “The Last Post” (Jim Sailors)
Lay the Wreath
6:03am - Moment of Silence (1 min)
6:08am - A call to commemoration, (Matt Martin, Australian Army)
6:17am - the Ode, (Len Reid, Australian Honorary Consul Emeritus)
6:22am - Prayer/Poem Reading
6:25am - Bugle playing of the “Reveille”
6:30am - Traditional Song (Luman Hohaia)
Dawn Services will be held on the steps of MOHAI, next to the lake.
Parking is available at Lake Union Park in two lots off of Valley Street and Westlake Avenue. Additionally, there is street parking and paid lots on Fairview Avenue.