ANZAC Day service in Malaysia 25 April 2018
ANZAC Day service in Malaysia
The Australian and New Zealand High Commissioners will lead a joint Anzac Day commemoration service at Tugu Negara (the National Monument), Jalan Parlimen, Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur, at 6am on Wednesday 25 April 2018. This year marks the 103rd anniversary since Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed on the shores of Gallipoli in Turkey, alongside other British Commonwealth and French troops, beginning a futile seven-month campaign against Ottoman forces. The sacrifices made during the campaign forged a powerful legacy, the “Anzac spirit” of courage, mateship and sacrifice that shapes the way both countries view their past and their future. It is also the day that Australians and New Zealanders across the world, including those living in Malaysia, remember those who served and died in war on operational service past and present.
WHAT: Anzac Day Dawn Service.
WHO: High Commissioners representing Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh Ambassadors representing United States and Turkey Representatives of the Malaysian Armed Forces.
WHERE: Tugu Negara, Jalan Parlimen, Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur.
WHEN: 6:00am for a 6:30am (sharp) start.
DRESS: Lounge suit or smart casual for civilians (with medals if applicable). Ceremonial uniform with medals for military attendees.
NB: Guests are advised to apply mosquito repellent and carry a small torch. Poppies, rosemary and candles will be provided for the service. Following the service, the Australian High Commissioner will host a traditional ‘gunfire breakfast’ at his residence, commencing at 0800 Members of the public who wish to attend the breakfast are required to pre-register by email at firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday 20 April 2018. Residence details will be provided to attendees following registration.