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 22nd to commemorate the 103rd 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.
Please RSVP (above) for catering purposes. If you have any questions, please reach out via email to Kimberly Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dawn Service agenda
5:55am - Welcome
6:00am - Sunrise: “The Last Post”
Lay the Wreath
6:03am - Moment of Silence (1 min)
6:08am - A call to commemoration
6:17am - the Ode, "Mateship"
6:22am - Prayer/Poem Reading
6:25am - Bugle playing of the “Reveille”
6:30am - Traditional Song
Closing: Thank you and light refreshments