Albany has played a pivotal role in commemorating The Centenary of Anzac, which marks 100 years since our involvement in the First World War. In 2018, commemorations will centre around the returning of soldiers to Australian shores with several key events planned for Albany.
Albany is widely considered to be the birthplace of the Dawn Service tradition and the 2018 service will take place at the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, simulcast live at Albany Entertainment Centre, Anzac Peace Park and Anzac Albany Festival in the grounds of the National Anzac Centre.
This will be followed by a traditional Gunfire Breakfast outside the Albany Entertainment Centre and Anzac Day Parade through the streets, ending at Anzac Peace Park for the traditional Anzac Day Memorial Service.
The Anzac Albany Festival is a free event that will welcome both locals and visitors alike to the grounds of the National Anzac Centre on 24 and 25 April for a program of WWI themed activities, screenings, and live music.
For more information on Anzac Albany please visit www.anzacalbany.com.au