How To Spend Your ANZAC Day In 2019

ANZAC Day is just around the corner. Here are a few things you can do to commemorate this year.

Dawn service

Every year on the 25th of April, a Dawn Service is held to pay respect to the men and women who have served and continue to serve our nation.

This year, the Dawn Service will be held at the State War Memorial in Kings Park and Botanic Garden from 5:50am to 6:30am. For more information on travel and what to bring, click here.

Red Poppies

Do you see people wearing red poppies during ANZAC Day commemorative events? Red poppies were the first flower to bloom on the battlefields of Northern France and Belgium during the First World War.

Today, these red flowers are a symbol of remembrance, and creates hope.

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ANZAC Biscuits

Who doesn’t love ANZAC biscuits? They are so good! It’s the perfect snack to commemorate ANZAC Day. But do you know why we eat ANZAC biscuits for ANZAC Day?

During the WW1, the friends and families of soldiers would send care packages overseas. The food had to be resistant to spoilage and full of nutrition. So, biscuits were made from rolled oats, sugar, flour, coconut, butter, and a few other ingredients to be sent. Today, ANZAC biscuits are one of the few products to use the ANZAC acronym, protected by Federal Legislation.

Gunfire Breakfast

Join your community at the Gunfire Breakfast on Thursday, 25 April, 7am to 9am at Government House Gardens, St Georges Terrace, Perth. Enjoy Bacon and egg rolls with tea and coffee provided on the day.

Anzac Day March Perth CBD

Take part in the ANZAC Day parade on Thursday 25th of April from 9am at St Georges Terrace, Perth. The March will start from the corner of Barrack Street and St Georges Terrace, which will disperse on Langley Park. There will be a sausage sizzle provided by the Salvation Army for all to enjoy.

What will you be doing this ANZAC Day?

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