Parades and other commemorative events will take place across Australia to mark Anzac Day on Wednesday, April 25. Anzac Day is a day of remembrance in honor of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers. An increased security presence should be anticipated surrounding all planned events and in major urban centers. Commemorative events include:
- Canberra: Dawn service held at the Australian War Memorial
- Sydney: Anzac Day march beginning at 09:00 (local time) at Martin Place and ending at Hyde Park, where a commemoration service will be held at 12:30
- Brisbane: Dawn service held at the Shrine of Remembrance at Anzac Square
- Perth: Dawn service at the State War Memorial and an Anzac Day concert in Fremantle
- Melbourne: Dawn service at the Shrine of Remembrance and a concert held at St. Paul's Cathedral
Observed annually on April 25, Anzac Day is a national memorial holiday in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who have served and died in war. Anzac Day was originally designated to honor the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who participated in the 1915 Battle of Gallipoli, the first major battle involving Australia and New Zealand in World War I.
Individuals present in Australia should remain alert, follow all instructions issued by authorities, and avoid particularly crowded areas. Individuals should anticipate transportation disruptions and plan ahead for congestion and delays.
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