Please select the size of the font you would like to use.
ANZAC Day is the anniversary of the landing of troops from
Australia and New Zealand on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey
during World War 1.
The Dawn Service is one of the most revered and popular
ceremonies that takes place on Anzac Day. It is thought to have
originated in the military routine known as the "stand-to".
Opposing armies often attacked in the partial light of dusk and
dawn. Ever vigilant, the Austalian military made it a practice to
wake the soldiers and prepare them at their posts with weapons
before the other armies could strike. The Dawn Service seeks to
recapture those quiet moments in the near-darkness, when soldiers
had an opportunity to bond and reflect. While the first Dawn
Services were vigils performed only by veterans in complete
silence, all Australians are encourage to participate.
Members of the Australian and New Zealand community in Jersey
have organised an event on Tuesday 25th April to mark ANZAC
Day. There will be a short Act of Remembrance by the Cenotaph at
5.45am, and at approximately 6am the Town Hall will be open for
If you have any queries about the event itself please contact
the organiser, Mr John Davis, on 07797 332663 or email@example.com.