2015 commemorates 100 years of ANZAC and celebrates a significant period in Australia’s history. Many tributes and services will take place over Anzac weekend to pay respects and honour those who have served.
On Saturday 25 April, many people will recognise this anniversary by attending a dawn service at the Shrine of Remembrance, or at any one of a number of locations around Victoria.
The dawn service will take place at 6am, followed by a wreath laying at 8.15am and the Anzac Day march, along St Kilda Road, from 9am until 1.30pm.
In addition to the traditional events taking place at the Shrine, many businesses around the Yarra River are hosting Anzac Day events, and to celebrate the traditional Anzac Day football fame between Essendon and Collingwood.
Head to Southgate and enjoy a hot breakfast after a cool, and early, start to the day. BearBrass and LaCamera will both be open early to warm you up.
A little further down Southbank, World Bar will also be serving brekky, before live music kicks off at 11.30am with the footy from 2.30pm.
At South Wharf, the Wharf Hotel will be serving their full menu all day, with 6 screens broadcasting the Anzac Day clash.
For events that are more focused on remembrance, head to the National Gallery of Victoria, where a new exhibition,Follow the Flag: Australians and War 1914 – 1945, will teach those old and young about the history of Australia at war.
Also at the NGV, from 17 to 23 April, are a series of light projections depicting a number of paintings that will be illuminated on the bluestone walls of the building. From 6pm til midnight.
Federation Square will play host to the Field of Poppies over Anzac weekend (24-27 April), displaying over 200,000 knitted poppies, the result of a community project paying tribute to Australia’s servicemen and women who have fought in all wars conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
Lest we forget.