Australians and New Zealanders commemorate Anzac Day on 25 April to recognise the sacrifices of Australian and New Zealand servicemen and servicewomen: those who not only defend their country but uphold their nations’ firmly held commitment to peace and security. In 2016 we mark the 100th anniversary of the Western Front.
This year marks the centenary of the first Anzac Day services held in Australia and New Zealand to commemorate the Gallipoli campaign. In 1916, after the Gallipoli campaign, Anzacs arrived on the Western Front where they suffered great losses. The Western Front remains a place of special significance to many Australians and New Zealanders.
Commemorative Sunday Service
Date: Sunday, 24 April
Time: 10:30am to midday
Location: ANZAC Memorial Garden, Level 7, British Empire Building, Rockefeller Center, 620 Fifth Avenue, New York City
Entry: Photo identification is required as a condition of entry and bags may be searched
Dress (military): Service dress or equivalent with medals
Dress (civilian): Respectful attire. Please come prepared in case of cold or inclement weather
RSVP: Required by ballot* (click here to enter the ballot)
* Owing to extremely limited capacity, available seats will be allocated to the public via a ballot system with a maximum of two (2) passes for each successful ballot. Passes will be confirmed in the week of 18 April. We apologise in advance to those who miss out and suggest attendance at the Dawn Service (above) which is the main ANZAC Day commemoration service where capacity is not limited.