2019 will mark the 103rd ANZAC Day since the first in 1916, which commemorated the great sacrifice made by ANZAC soldiers during World War I in 1915.
ANZAC Day was established one year directly after April 25, 1915 to pay homage to brave members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who fought against the Ottoman Empire on the Gallipoli peninsula in a bid to open up a passage for the Allied Forces, which made up of Great Britain, France, US, China and the Soviet Union. The conquest lasted eight months, and resulted in the sacrifice of over 8,000 soldiers from Australia and 2,000 soldiers from New Zealand.
This important national day of remembrance takes place all over Australia and New Zealand with services and parades commemorating both fallen ANZAC soldiers and those that continue to serve in the armed forces.
Brisbane’s ANZAC Day Parade - one of the biggest in Queensland - will recognise their valiant efforts with a three-hour march of former and current veterans as well as their families and other groups with crowds coming from all over to spectate and pay their respects.
The parade - formed by the Anzac Day Commemoration Committee and proudly funded by the Queensland Government - will take place in the Brisbane Central Business District, and will be led by the Royal Australian Navy. The ANZAC Day Parade will start at 10am and end at approximately 1pm, with road closures including Adelaide Street through to Victoria Street.
You can be near the ANZAC Day Parade in Brisbane on Thursday, April 25 with Abbey on Roma Brisbane corporate accommodation.