You may not realize it because I’m a cat but I know all about Anzac Day that’s coming up. The funeral directors in Sydney that allow me to call this place home, have been talking about it. It’s very close to our hearts because we’re constantly surrounded by people losing their loved ones. I feel pretty proud of myself for being a cat and knowing all about it so I have to share just in case you don’t know.
History of Anzac Day
The day is meant for remembering all those Australians and New Zealanders who served in the war and suffered or died as a result of their time in the war. The day specifically chosen to mark the landing at Gallipoli in 1915. This was one of the major events during World War One that killed thousands of Australians and New Zealanders. Compared to the population at the time it was a significant amount of lives lost and a tragedy for both countries.
There are many different ways to take part in Anzac Day and one of those is attending one of the services held at dawn. This service is held at dawn to mark the start of another Anzac Day and signifies the first part of the memorial events. The main dawn service in Sydney is held at the Cenotaph at Martin Place which I’m told is right downtown. Throughout the country, you’ll find various cities and small towns have similar services so that no matter where you’re located you can attend.
Parade Celebration & Sunset Service
I’m not sure about you but for me, it would be early to be at the 4:15 am dawn services. I’m a cat and love my sleep though so maybe it’s just me! In any case, if you’re interested but need something a bit later you could always attend the parade. If you’re attending the Sydney parade, you’ll find it ends at the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park.
After the parade, the day ends with another service at sunset which happens around 5:00 pm. This may also provide you with an opportunity to remember that’s easier to attend depending on your current circumstances or with a family.
I’d love to attend these celebrations but we all know that’s just not very likely for me, if I’m lucky I may see some of it on the television. The funeral directors in Sydney who love and take care of me will take the time to attend one of the services and remember the veterans. The only reason we have the freedom we do today and that I can be here to talk with you and share this post is because of those of fought for us. Take a moment on Anzac Day to remember the freedoms you have and that many people lost their lives to make that happen.