ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance for Australians and New Zealanders.
ANZAC stands for “Australian and New Zealand Army Corps”. This national day of remembrance happens each year on April 25th, and started to remember Australians and New Zealanders who fought in the Gallipoli Campaign during the First World War.
In modern New York City, it has become a tradition to host a service at dawn to honor the fallen at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial located in Lower Manhattan.
Hundreds attend this service, including representatives from allied military services, veterans, foreign dignitaries and expats. The ceremony is based around a traditional wreath laying ceremony.
UWVC Chairman Doug McGowan and UWVC Executive Director Mark Otto attended the ceremony to pay their respects and laid a wreath as a sign solidarity representing the United War Veterans Council and the NYC Veterans Community.
ANZAC Day Dawn Service photos courtesy of Sina Basila Hickey.
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Parade Countdown: Fun fact: ANZAC Day (April 25, 2019) is 200 days from the 2019 NYC Veterans Day Parade (November 11, 2019).