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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ANZAC Day Happenings in Perth 2014

ANZAC Day is a day of remembrance. The acronym actually stands for Australia & New Zealand Army Corps and refers to the soldiers in those forces.

ANZAC Day – 25 April – is probably Australia's most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

ANZAC Day is a day Australians recognize as an occasion of national remembrance. On 25 April each year, services are held around the country as a time to remember all Australian service men and women and commemorate those who died or served in the military for their country.

Here's what is happening in Perth to honour the ANZACs 2014:

Free entry into Perth Zoo for Servicemen and Women-
Simply present your Service ID, Veterans Card, or wear your uniform on 25 April to gain free entry into the Perth Zoo!

A Tribute to our ANZACS (Mandurah)-
An exhibition at the Mandurah Community Museum showcasing war memorabilia from private collections. Children can complete an ANZAC day quiz and make a periscope.  
Entry is FREE!
April 12-27
Mandurah Community Museum
3 Pinjarra Road, Mandurah

When:  25 April 8:00 am
Where:  84 Cambridge Street, West Leederville 
The service will begin with a march to the Cenatoph and the raising and lowering of the Australian flag. The Salvation Army, accompanied by members of the Churchlands Senior High School Choir will perform. From sunset on Thursday, 24 April to sunrise on Friday, the Australian Air Force cadets, 714 Squadron, will undertake an all night vigil at the Cenatoph, with a changing of the guard ceremony performed each hour during the night. Breakfast will be available for a small cost outside the Leederville Sporting Club at the conclusion of the parade.

When:  Friday, 25 April 2014 7:00am  to  12:00pm 
Salute our Diggers with a FREE Gunfire Breakfast at Alf Adams Pavilion, Solomon Street.

ANZAC Day Dawn Service (Victoria Park)-
When: 25/04/2014
Time: 6:00 am - 8:00 am (Fri)
Where: Memorial Gardens, on the corner of Albany Highway & Harvey Street.
Join us for a special service to honour the men and women who served and fought for Australia. A light breakfast follows for attendees. For further information call 9311 8132.

ANZAC Day Ceremony (Claremont)-
When: April 25, 2014
Time: 7:30 am
Where: Street: Claremont War Memorial, corner of Bay View Terrace and Stirling Highway.
Join in the Annual Anzac Day Ceremony, then let the Mayor and Councillors lead you to a community breakfast at the Claremont Bowling Club with entertainment from the Claremont Concert Band.

ANZAC Day Service (Shenton Park)-
When: 25/4/14
Time: 7:00 am
Address: 240 Onslow Road
Free entry and suitable for all ages.

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