ANZAC Day Commemoration Service

Sometimes when you live abroad, you can feel quite disconnected from Australian national occasions.  ANZAC day is a national day of remembrance commemorated on the 25th April.  It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

TANZOT (The Australian New Zealand Society of Texas) host an annual ANZAC Day Commemoration Service.  This year it was held on Sunday 22 April at the Harris County War Memorial at Bear Creek Park and had an amazing turnout.

The service included an ANZAC dedication, hymns and readings. The last post was played by the Houston Brass Band whilst officials lay the wreaths at the Memorial.  We then listened to a moving ANZAC address by Lieutenant Colonel John Salter.

After the service, TANZOT put on a great BBQ and everyone had a lovely lunch followed by some Aussie dessert favourites – ANZAC cookies, honey joys and chocolate crackles.

This was an amazing event that I recommend everyone go to each year.

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