25 April 2015: ANZAC Day dawn service, Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin 7
On Saturday 25 April 2014 at 6.30am a dawn service to mark ANZAC Day took place at Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7. The event was hosted by the Australian Embassy and was addressed by Minister of State Aodhán Ó Riordáin. ANZAC Day honours the men and women of Australia and New Zealand who have died in war. It was originally established to commemorate the 8,000 members of the Australia and New Zealand Army Corp (ANZAC) who were killed in the Gallipoli campaign, beginning on 25 April 1915. Over the years the commemoration was extended to all Australian personnel killed in all military operations in which the Australian armed forces participated. It has been marked in Dublin since 2006.
Click here to learn more about ANZAC Day from the Australian War Memorial.
Click here to explore the Century Ireland ‘Gallipoli’ website.
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