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Join us online for ANZAC Day 2020

Join us online this ANZAC Day

Each year on the 25th April, Australians and New Zealanders commemorate ANZAC Day (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) 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. 

Based on recommendations and directions from the CDC and the US government, we will not be going ahead with the ANZAC Day commemorations at the Korean Veterans War Memorial and Washington National Cathedral on Saturday April 25, 2020. 

We are committed to the safety and well-being of our extended expat community, and as a result, the Australian and New Zealand Embassy teams are working to ensure that you can still experience ANZAC Day 2020 wherever you are, via livestream.

More details to come.

DAWN SERVICE

Saturday 25th April 2020
Time: TBA
Location: Livestream (link TBA)

What is ANZAC Day?

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. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as 'ANZACs', and the pride they took in that name endures to this day.

Learn more about ANZAC Day on the Australian War Memorial website.