ANZAC Day, April 25, marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. Australians recognise April 25 as an occasion of national commemoration. Commemorative service are held at dawn, the time of the original landings at Gallipoli. Later in the day ex-servicemen and women meet and join in marches through the major cities and many smaller townships around the country. It is a day when Australians reflect on the many different meanings of war.
Services are held throughout the Gladstone Region. Details for the 2014 services will be made available closer to the date.