The annual dawn ceremony to commemorate ANZAC DAy was held at 6.30am in Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Dublin 7, on 25 April 2013. 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.
ANZAC Day 2013 marks the 98th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings.It has been marked in Dublin since 2006. A memorial service was later held in St. Ann’s Church, Dawson St. Dublin 2, at 7.30pm.
To learn about ANZAC Day from the Australian War Memorial, click here.