Take a look at the services scheduled for Thursday 25 April 2019
Anzac Day, 25 April, is observed in New Zealand as a day of commemoration for those who died in the service of their country and to honour returned servicemen and women.
25 April is the anniversary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) at Gallipoli in Turkey in 1915. The first Anzac Day service in New Zealand was held in 1916 and has been commemorated every year since.
Today Anzac Day has evolved to acknowledge the sacrifice and service of subsequent wars and conflicts and to encompass new understandings of the full impact of armed conflict on those who have served their country. Anzac Day gives us the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices of our forefathers and those members of our Armed Forces currently serving in harm’s way.
Anzac Day is commemorated with special services held in Australia, the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tonga. It is also recognised in the United Kingdom, France, Turkey, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Canada and the United States.
Today more and more people of all ages are getting involved. Anzac Day is as much a local event as it is national. From remote rural Cenotaphs to National Memorials, New Zealanders will gather together to pause and reflect on the service of their countrymen and women.
"At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them."
To remember those that fought for our city, below are two maps:
- Map Journal: This displays a map of the addresses for 29 of the men commemorated on the Petone and Lower Hutt Cenotaphs, combined with a short sketch for each, as well as photos.
- Map Addresses: This displays a map of the addresses and information of the 188 men who died in WW1 and are honoured on the Petone and Lower Hutt Cenotaphs.
Check out a multilingual guide to learn more about the history and significance of Anzac Day.