Australians and New Zealanders commemorate ANZAC Day on the 25th April each year to remember those who served and died in war and on operational service. The spirit of ANZAC, with its qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.
Between 2014 and 2018 we commemorate the Anzac Centenary, marking 100 years since our involvement in the First World War. The Centenary of the First World War provides a unique opportunity to commemorate the service of over 400,000 Australians, with the loss of 60,000 and over 156,000 wounded. It allows us to remember the huge impact of war on Australian families and communities, and reflect on those who are currently serving.
In 2018 the Australian and New Zealand Consuls-General in New York will co-host a commemorative service:
Date: Wednesday, 25 April 2018
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; prepare for cold or inclement weather
RSVP: No RSVP required, service is open to the public as space is not limited.