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Thursday, April 5, 2012

ANZAC Day 2012

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 soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen 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 2012, the Australian and New Zealand Embassies are co-hosting a program of events to which all are welcome. These events include:

ANZAC Lecture – 12 April 2012

Presented in conjunction with the Centre for Australian and New Zealand Studies, Ambassador for New Zealand The Right Honourable Mike Moore will deliver the 2012 lecture.

When: 12 April 2011
Time: 6.30pm
Where: McNeir Auditorium
Georgetown University
RSVP: canz@georgetown.edu
202 687 7464

Australian Exhibition – from 24 April 2012

‘Australia’s Mission in Afghanistan’
Featuring more than 50 photographs documenting
Australian operations in Afghanistan.

When: From 24 April to 22 June 2012
Time: Daily 10:00am–2:00pm
Where: Embassy of Australia
1601 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC

Dawn Service - 25 April 2012
The traditional ANZAC Day Dawn Service will be held at the Korean Veterans War Memorial on the National Mall.

When: Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Time: 5.45am - 6.15am (Arrive by 5.30am)
Where: Korean Veterans War Memorial
Independence Ave
Washington DC
Military Dress: Service Dress or equivalent with medals (Navy personnel Service Dress Blues with medals)

‘Gunfire’ Breakfast - 25 April 2012

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

When: Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Time: 07.00am–09.00am
Where: New Zealand Embassy
37 Observatory Circle, NW
Washington DC
Register: http://gunfirebreakfast2012.eventbrite.com

Capacity is limited, pre-registration is essential as the event fills quickly. Registration closes Fri 13 April 2012 or when capacity is reached. Cost is $10 (cash) per person paid on the morning.

Commemorative Church Service - 25 April 2012
A Commemorative Church Service will be held at the Washington National Cathedral.

When: Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Time: 10.30am –11.30am (seated by 10.15am)
Where: Washington National Cathedral
Massachusetts/Wisconsin Aves NW
Washington DC
Military Dress: Service Dress or equivalent with medals (Navy personnel Service Dress Blues with medals)


Coordinators:


Australian Embassy:


Squadron Leader Gary Lewis gary.lewis3@defence.gov.au

New Zealand Embassy:

Lieutenant Colonel Rob Gillard robert.gillard@nzdf.mil.nz

For more information please visit the Embassy websites:

www.usa.embassy.gov.au
www.nzembassy.com

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