ANZAC Day Service, Yokohama

30 Mar 2009 7:12 PM | Deleted user

2009 ANZAC Day Commemoration Service

ANZAC Day – April 25 – marks the anniversary of the landing by Australian and New Zealand forces at Gallipoli in 1915, during the First World War.  ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

Each year the Australian Embassy and the New Zealand Embassy join to host an ANZAC Day commemoration service at the Hodogaya Commonwealth War Cemetery in Yokohama.

This year, Australia will coordinate the commemoration service, which will be held on Saturday 25 April, starting at 9:00am and finishing at around 9:50 am.  The commemoration will involve a small service and wreath laying ceremony at the Australian and New Zealand / Canadian sections of the cemetery, followed by tea and biscuits.

Everyone is welcome to attend. To assist friends and family of the Australian and New Zealand community with return travel to the commemoration service in Yokohama, the Australian Embassy Social Committee is proposing to organise bus transport (for which a small contribution will be payable), departing from the Australian Embassy in Mita, Minato-ku.

Departure from the Embassy will be preceded by a Gunfire Breakfast at the Embassy’s Ray Simpson VC “Bunker Bar”.  Further details on the Gunfire breakfast will be provided when details are to hand.

For more information on the Hodogaya Commonwealth War Cemetery, please visit the Australian Embassy website (www.australia.or.jp/english/tsudou/hodogaya/index.html).

To register for transport or the Gunfire breakfast , please contact Mr Robin McKenzie, First Secretary (Trade and Economic Section) and President of the Australian Embassy Social Committee (email robin.mckenzie@dfat.gov.au

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