ANZAC Day 2024 in the United States

Published: 25 March 2024

Special to the Doughboy Foundation website

An aerial view of the WWI memorial


A large crowd gathered before dawn on April 25th, 2022 at the National World War I Memorial in Washington, DC to participate in ANZAC Day ceremonies hosted by the Australian and New Zealand embassies to the United States. This event in 2024 starts at 5:20 a.m. at the Memorial, and is open to the public.

To commemorate ANZAC Day 2024, the Embassies of Australia and New Zealand will hold an ANZAC Day Dawn Service on Thursday, April 25 at 5:20 AM (for a 5:40 AM start) at the National World War I Memorial in Washington, DC, located at 1449 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

The Consulates-General and expat community groups of both nations will host services and events elsewhere throughout the United States on April 25.

April 25 marks the anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand soldiers – the Anzacs – on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. The aim was to capture the Dardanelles and open a sea route to the Bosporus and the Black Sea. At the end of the campaign, Gallipoli was still held by its Ottoman Turkish defenders.

Thousands lost their lives during the Gallipoli campaign: 87,000 Ottoman Turks, 44,000 men from France and the British Empire, including 8500 Australians. To this day, Australia also marks the events of 25 April. Among the dead were 2779 New Zealanders, about one in six of those who served on Gallipoli.

Find out more about 2024 ANZAC Day events across the United States hosted by Australia here.

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