Category Archives: ANZAC Day

We are seeking your help to create a special video for ANZAC Day

Our branch is taking a leading role with the Australian American Chamber of Commerce SF and the SF Kiwis – New Zealand American Association San Francisco in organizing this event – both the video that will be available in advance and the live event.

The Royal Canadian Legion encourages all members in the San Francisco Bay Area to attend this event.  For those that are unaware, ANZAC Day is celebrated on the anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli.  While the main Allied combatants were from Australia and New Zealand, there was a British contingent there in the form of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.  This was some ~35 years before Newfoundland would join Canada.  For more information about the role of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment at Gallipoli, visit:


AACC OUTREACH 
ANZAC 2021
Dear Aussie Community,

 

We are seeking your help to create a special video for ANZAC Day since we are not able to get together once again. It would be wonderful if the community of those who have attended any past ANZAC Services at the Log Cabin would submit some photos.

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Please save the date to watch the live stream of the small ANZAC Service in San Francisco on Sunday April 25th at 10am.

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eMemorial: what’s on in March

One of our members shared this newsletter, and it was worth passing along to all of our membership.


eMemorial - The Australian War Memorial's monthly newsletter
Newsletter  |  March 2021
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RAAF CENTENARY

On 31 March 2021, the Royal Australian Air Force will mark 100 years of service to Australia.
During 2021 the Memorial will focus on highlighting the service, achievements and contributions of Air Force, both past and present. Visit our website to discover a collection of articles, films, interactive experiences and more.
Image: A Vultee Vengeance RAAF Dive-bomber on patrol. 073124

NATIONAL CONSULTATION FORUMS ON NOW

Help contribute to our new gallery development, dedicated to telling Australia’s contemporary defence stories. 
As part of the Memorial’s ongoing community engagement for our new gallery development, we are hosting national consultation forums throughout March.  Sessions are being offered online and face-to-face across a number of days and times to ensure as many people as possible can share stories, feedback and ideas, for these  new exhibition spaces.
Representatives from the Memorial’s curatorial team will share their vision and answer your questions.
Photo: Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C, October 2009, United Arab Emirates: Al Minhad Air Base. Photographer: Shaun Gladwell, Australian War Memorial Official Artist, P09777.074

ANZAC DAY

The Australian War Memorial has received approval from ACT Health to hold the Anzac Day Dawn Service and National Ceremony on Sunday 25 April 2021 with COVID appropriate measures in place.
The Memorial is now finalising the operational details and further information regarding ticketing will be available in the coming weeks.

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

March is Women’s History Month. To mark the occasion we’re sharing inspiring stories of extraordinary women:
Henryka Shaw: By the time Henryka Shaw was liberated in May 1945, she had survived five concentration camps. Read article.
Dr Phoebe Chapple: The first woman doctor to win the Military Medal. Read article.
45 Daughters of Mary Immaculate: The little known story of the 45 Daughters of Mary Immaculate, or F.M.I. Sisters, of the Vunapope Catholic Mission. They helped save the lives of hundreds of men, women and children during the Second World War. Read article.
Sharon Brown: Fifteen years ago, Sharon Bown narrowly escaped death in a helicopter crash in East Timor. Read article.
Nora Heyson: The first woman to be appointed as an Australian official war artist. Read article.

COLLECTED PODCAST

HMAS Brisbane was one of the first three major Australian war ships designed and built in the United States; it was also the last steam powered ship in the Royal Australian Navy. After the destroyer was retired from service in 2001, its command and control centre, the bridge, was placed on display at the Memorial.
Join Louise Maher on a tour of the bridge to learn about HMAS Brisbane’s role in the Vietnam and Gulf Wars.

AIR FORCE CENTENARY RANGE

In honour of the Royal Australian Air Force centenary on 31 March 2021, the Air Force has developed a striking range of products now available for purchase from the Memorial Shop, in-store and online.

WARTIME ISSUE #93

The summer edition of Wartime, “100 Years of the RAAF”, presents stories about the RAAF’s centenary of service.

“G FOR GEORGE” REPLICA

“G for George” Avro Lancaster bomber
This detailed 1:150 scale diecast replica was produced in consultation with the Memorial to ensure accuracy. Comes fully painted and assembled.

INK IN THE LINES EXHIBITION

Many members and veterans of the Australian Defence Forces have tattoos, and while their reasons for getting tattooed are as varied as the people themselves, self-expression and belonging play a part.
They also share a common purpose in getting inked: to remember.
Inscribed on skin are their identities as veterans, the commemoration of loss, experiences of trauma and overcoming adversity, the bonds of family and friends, and acknowledging the experiences that make us who we are.
The Ink in the Lines exhibition is on display until 16 May 2021

HELP TRANSCRIBE OUR AUDIO COLLECTION

The Australian War Memorial holds a rich collection of interviews with people who have served in Australia’s military forces.
Some of the Memorial’s interview collection has been uploaded to Amplify, is a platform designed to deliver audio collections from the archives of cultural institutions
Using speech-to-text software, Amplify creates machine-generated transcripts of oral history interviews which are edited by volunteers.
You can help enrich these historic records by correcting transcription errors as you listen to them.
Visit Amplify to help make our collection more accessible.

VISITING THE MEMORIAL

We are open and ready to welcome you to the Memorial. Entry remains free, but you will need to reserve a timed ticket to visit the galleries, Commemorative Area and Anzac Hall, and to attend the Last Post Ceremony.
Please visit the ACT Government website for the latest travel advice for visitors from all states and territories.

PLACES OF PRIDE

Each week we are featuring a different memorial and its story from across Australia.
Every memorial tells a story and we want to share them with you.
Follow our #AWMemorialMonday posts on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

CLASSROOM RESOURCES

Explore our vast collection of online resources and activities that bring the incredible sources and stories of the Memorial’s collection into your classroom.
PLEASE MAKE A DONATION TO HELP US SHARE OUR POWERFUL STORIES WITH MORE AUSTRALIANS

SPREAD THE WORD!

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Closed Christmas Day
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Thank you New Zealand 🇳🇿

For those of you that joined in on the live ANZAC Day commemorations online.


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THANK YOU NEW ZEALAND
What an incredible show of national spirit on display!
Anzac Day 2020 will be remembered as one of New Zealand’s most memorable days in recent history – with the whole country rallying together to Stand At Dawn. Although we all needed to distance ourselves from one another under lockdown rules, there was a national sense of unity as we remembered and honoured our veterans and service personnel – those who came home and those who did not.
Leading up to the day, we witnessed families decorate homes, letterboxes, gardens, and even vehicles with poppies, flags, and remembrance themes. Kiwis were learning about their family’s military history, creating poems, music, and even a few paintings too. It was an Anzac Day like no other. And we couldn’t have done it without you.

So, Thank you for coming along with us to help make Anzac Day 2020 a unique and very special event.

OUR WORK IS NEVER DONE

For the RNZRSA and the RSA Support Network, we still have some challenging times ahead. The uncertainty of the Covid-19 situation has left us with much to do. The work that the RSA does every day to support our veteran community continues – and right now, this is needed more than ever. The reality is that veterans and service personnel of all ages require support and care. With the changing nature of conflict, the demand for mental health programs, career transition services, and family assistance initiatives has meant that pressure on the RSA’s services is high as ever.

We need everyone’s assistance to ensure that we as a society look after all of those who have selflessly given us their service. The Royal New Zealand Returned & Services’ Association is a registered charity and not-for-profit dedicated to caring for all those impacted by military service for New Zealand, remembering and honouring those who have served and advocating for the rights of our veterans and service personnel.

A tribute to all New Zealanders who stood at dawn. Anzac day 2020
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WALL OF HONOUR
Join us at the Wall of Honour to commemorate all the brave servicemen and women who gave their lives on operational service for New Zealand
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Anzac Day 2020 #AnzacAtHome

Another notice for ANZAC Day services.  Note that this event begins at 12:30pm local time here in California.


eMemorial - The Australian War Memorial's monthly newsletter
Anzac Day Special  |  April 2020
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#AnzacAtHome

Anzac Day is the day all Australians come together in remembrance. But this year we’ll have to come together in spirit, instead of in person. We can all still keep the Anzac spirit alive and honour our veterans and service members from the safety of our own homes.
Here are some activities you and your family can get involved in this Anzac Day.

WATCH THE CEREMONY

National Commemorative Service
Saturday 25 April 2020
5.30 am

For the first time in its history, the Dawn Service will not be attended by members of the public. Instead you can stream the Ceremony from your home.

ANZAC AT HOME

As we commemorate #AnzacAtHome this year there are many ways you can be involved.
We have activities for remembering with kids, mates and veterans.

PLACE A VIRTUAL POPPY

Explore our interactive poppy field and leave messages of thanks for those who have served.

SHOW YOUR MEDALS

This year, in lieu of a veterans march we are asking you to share photos of the  medals you wear on Anzac Day to create a virtual collection of medals. Share your picture to social media using #ShowYourMedals.

RECORD THE ODE

Show your appreciate for our veterans and service members this Anzac Day by becoming part of the #ForTheFallen online tribute.
Simply record a short video of you or a family member reciting The Ode and upload it to social media with the hashtag #ForTheFallen.

KIDS ACTIVITIES

From arts and crafts to cooking and educational resources there are plenty of ways you can commemorate Anzac Day and create lasting memories for the whole family.

PLACES OF PRIDE

There are thousands of memorials across the country that stand as a reminder of the service and sacrifice Australians have made for us. While we can’t visit them in person this Anzac Day, you can visit them online via the Places of Pride website.  The website will feature a live stream at dawn of memorials across a number of Australian capital cities.
If you have a photo of your local memorial upload it to placesofpride.awm.gov.au to help us build the national register.

ANZAC DAY COOKING

From the famous biscuits to the gunfire breakfast and bully beef, we asked chef and restaurateur Matt Moran for his take on some traditional Anzac Day dishes.

SHARE YOUR ANZAC DAY WITH US

Upload a photo or video to social media with the hashtag #AnzacAtHome and encourage others to do the same.

SPREAD THE WORD!

The Australian War Memorial

Treloar Crescent, Campbell ACT 2612, Australia

Opening Hours

10 am – 5 pm daily
Closed Christmas Day
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Anzac Day 2020 – This Is The Call To Stand At Dawn

A couple of items from the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association concerning the up-coming ANZAC Day.  Note that 6am on 25 April in New Zealand is 11am today (Friday) here in California.


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Anzac Day 2020
THIS IS THE CALL TO STAND AT DAWN
On the eve of Anzac Day, are you prepared to stand alongside your fellow New Zealanders and Australians to remember and honour all those who have given so much for us?

The world has changed. What was normal just over a month ago, no longer reflects the society we live in today. But we have always been an innovative and resilient nation of people. While we are unable to go about our daily routines like we used to, or commemorate events in traditional ways, we can still ensure that we hold to the values that the Anzac spirit is based upon. Anzac Day means so much to both New Zealand and Australia. That traumatic Gallipoli campaign 105 years ago has in many ways helped define our fighting spirit and sense of identity across our two nations. It is that spirit and the Trans-Tasman bond that we will need to draw upon in coming months.

Now is the time to show that spirit.

At 6 am tomorrow, Saturday 25 April, take a moment to remember and honour our Anzacs and all those heroes who have served for New Zealand. Join us to Stand At Dawn. Tune in the Dawn Service broadcast at 5:55 am and gather those in your bubble to mark Anzac Day 2020.  Whether it be in your front yard, at your letterbox, the living room, on your balcony or at the front door, it doesn’t matter. It is the act of remembering and honouring that counts. Anzac Day 2020 will mark the beginning of a new, defining chapter in New Zealand history as we come out of lockdown next week. Let’s harness that Anzac spirit, by honouring our past and present heroes before we begin to re-build our future.

STAND AT DAWN
6 am, Anzac Day, Saturday 25 April 2020

  • Show your support by decorating your home, letterbox, a tree, balcony or garden, get creative.
  • Share your efforts on social by tagging us @RSA_National and using the hashtag #StandAtDawn.
  • Gather in your living room, front door, balcony, at the gate or in your yard to observe Dawn Service.
HOW TO TUNE IN TO THE BROADCAST
WITH RADIO NEW ZEALAND.
Online Dawn Service Broadcast

Saturday 25 April, 6am

Radio New Zealand is our broadcasting partner, bringing you Dawn Service at 6 am. This broadcast will be available on radio and online. For more information check out standatdawn.com for broadcast information.
Thank you to Radio New Zealand for your support in making this happen.

We will remember them.

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Finally, in the last few days you have all shared a lot of photos and video content with us. During that time, we saw one video on Youtube that we think is a wonderful tribute to those heroes who gave their lives in one of our most recent conflicts. (Credit: Youtube: nh6milhistory)
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A Message for ‘Stand At Dawn’ from
THE AMBASSADOR OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY
My “ANZAC journey” began when I first visited Çanakkale/Gallipoli three decades ago as a student. The deeper I moved around the area the more a shiver ran through me. That beautiful peninsula was, 105 years ago, a bloody stage for a war like no other the world had ever before seen. Mixed emotions evoked in me a sense of pride in my nation and our grandfathers who bravely defended Turkey, but also a pride for that unique friendship carved out and uniting our nations for over a century.
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Get The Family involved with
Stand At Dawn Activities

With children at home due to the lockdown restrictions, keep their minds ticking with these Anzac themed crafts & activities. The perfect combination of entertainment & historical education. Want to get right into the spirit of commemoration, enter our “Decorate your Letterbox” competition and be in to win some RSA themed prizes! Competitions, not your thing? We’ve got the perfect Anzac Biscuit recipe from nanny’s secret cookbook! There’s something for everyone from Poppy making to virtual lay Poppy. Have a go and tag us in your efforts @rsa_national and NZ Defence Force with the hashtag  #standatdawn.

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