New Zealand Embassy Washington, United States of America

Anzac Day 2013 events

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

To mark this special occasion for 2013, the Australian and New Zealand Embassies are co-hosting a program of events to which all are welcome. These events include:

Australian Exhibition – 19 April 2013

‘Afghanistan’

The Embassy of Australia in partnership with the Australian War Memorial will present commissioned works by renowned Australian artist Shaun Gladwell in the exhibition, Afghanistan.

When:From 19 April to 30 May 2013
Time:Daily 10:00am - 2:00pm (Mon-Fri)
Where:Embassy of Australia
1601 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC

In conversation – 22 April 2013

‘The Meaning of Home’

The Embassy of Australia in partnership with the Centre for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies will present Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks in conversation with Australian Broadcasting Corporation Washington Bureau Chief, Lisa Millar.

When:Monday, 22 April 2013
Time:6.00pm registration
Lecture sharp at 6.30pm – 7:30pm
Where:Georgetown University’s International Cultural Centre Auditorium
37th & O Streets NW Washington DC
RSVP: http://canzps-anzac.eventbrite.com/
 

Dawn Service - 25 April 2013

The traditional ANZAC Day Dawn Service will be held at the Korean Veterans War Memorial on the National Mall.  

When:Thursday, 25 April 2013
Time:5.45am - 6.15am (Arrive by 5.30am)
Where:Korean Veterans War Memorial
Independence Ave, Washington DC

Military Dress:Ceremonial Service Dress, or equivalent with medals, no sword. Navy (Service Dress Blues).

RSVP:Not required
 

 ‘Gunfire’ Breakfast - 25 April 2013

At the conclusion of the Dawn Service a Gunfire Breakfast will be hosted by the Embassy of Australia.

When:Thursday, 25 April 2013
Time:7.00am - 9.00am
Where:Embassy of Australia
1601 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC
RSVP:

Capacity limited, pre-registration is essential as the event fills quickly. Registration closes Fri 13 April 2013 or when capacity is reached. Cost is $10 (cash) per person paid on the morning. 

Please note, parking in the vicinity of the Embassy will be very limited. It is strongly recommended that attendees make use of public transport or be dropped off by private vehicle.  We regret any inconvenience.

Commemorative Church Service - 25 April 2013

A Commemorative Church Service will be held at the Washington National Cathedral.

When:Thursday, 25 April 2013
Time:10.30am - 11.30am (Seated by 10.15am)
Where:Washington National Cathedral
Massachusetts/Wisconsin Aves NW, Washington DC

Military Dress:Ceremonial Service Dress, or equivalent with medals, no sword. Navy (Service Dress Blues).

RSVP:Not required

Coordinators:Australian Embassy: .

New Zealand Embassy:Lieutenant

For more information please visit the Embassy websites:www.usa.embassy.gov.au  and www.nzembassy.com/usa

 

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