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!
Where: Kings Park, Perth
The ANZAC Day Dawn Service is an annual event and marks a solemn day of remembrance, gratitude and national pride.
The Returned and Services League (RSL) invites you to attend the Dawn Service which commences at 6.00 am at the State War Memorial in Kings Park. Archival footage is played on large screens from 4.30 am and lights are turned off at 5.50 am.
Fraser Avenue and Wadjuk Way will be closed from midnight until 9.00 am on this day. Vehicle access to Kings Park is available via Saw Avenue or Poole Avenue. Refer to the Notices section for more access information.
Where: Civic Amphitheatre, Canning
We are gathering Perth's best musicians to perform a rousing afternoon of Blues music to fundraise for Legacy WA, whose mission is to support widows and children of deceased and incapacitated servicemen and women. The performance will be headlined by the famous Texan Troubadour "Eugene Hideaway Bridges", a vibrant and enthusiastic singer and guitarist who brings fire and intensity to contemporary blues with hints of his gospel singing past. The afternoon will also feature the 10th Lighthorse Regiment Kelmscott-Pinjarra Memorial Troop, working to preserve our military history with their noble horses. This is a FREE EVENT, with food and drink available for purchase. Free parking located at the City of Canning or George St West and disabled access is available.
A Tribute to our ANZACS (Mandurah)-
Where: 84 Cambridge Street, West Leederville
Time: 6:00 am - 8:00 am (Fri)
Where: Memorial Gardens, on the corner of Albany Highway & Harvey Street.
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)-
Time: 7:00 am
Address: 240 Onslow Road
Free entry and suitable for all ages.
To find details of all the ANZAC Day services visit rslwahq.org.au