(Australia and New Zealand) Anzac Day/Week Remembrance Centennial April 25, 2015 #general


Jan Meisels Allen
 

ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day commemorates the landing
of the Australian and New Zealand troops on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey
in WWl on April 25, 2015. Both countries hold ceremonies, parades, reunions
and other activities to remember those who participated or died in military
action.

ANZAC Day is celebrated on Saturday April 25, 2015. Because it falls on a
Saturday it is being observed on Monday April 27 in New Zealand and in most
states in Australia - see the two links below about activities to learn if
your Australian State is celebrating on Monday or Saturday.

As part of the WWl centennial, the WWI00 Program has over 850 projects and
activities already listed on the website, http://ww100.govt.nz/. If you
had an ancestor who served as and ANZAC you may find the information on the
website of genealogical value.

To see what activities are being planned in New Zealand see:
http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/new-zealand/anzac-day

To see what activities are being planned in Australia - they of course vary by
states - see:
http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/australia/anzac-day

To learn more about Australians in WW1 see: http://awm.gov.au/atwar/ww1/

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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