August 2014 marked 100 years since the commencement of the First World War. Across the globe, the ANZAC Centenary (2014 – 2018) were marked by millions of people, in places of special importance and in ways personally meaningful to them.
In Victoria, local communities had the opportunity to plan their own commemorations and to share in the stories of those who served.
These stories aim to reconnect Victorians to the ANZAC legacy and create a lasting testimonial that will educate and inspire future generations.
The ANZAC Centenary has enriched our understanding of the commitment and sacrifice made by Australian servicemen and women during the First World War and by those who continue to serve in uniform around the world.
Now in 2018, over one hundred years later, Victorians in every part of the State continue to have the opportunity to learn, honour and understand what was sacrificed, what was achieved, and how it helped to change the lives of future generations.
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National ANZAC Centenary 2014-2018
ANZAC Day is already a day of national commemoration when we pause to remember Australia's servicemen and women.
Between 2014 and 2018 Australia will commemorate the ANZAC Centenary, marking 100 years since our nation’s involvement in the First World War. The ANZAC Centenary is a milestone of special significance to all Australians. The First World War helped define us as a people and as a nation.
During the ANZAC Centenary we will remember not only the original ANZACs who served at Gallipoli and the Western Front, but commemorate more than a century of service by Australian servicemen and women.
The ANZAC Centenary Program encompasses all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australians have been involved. The Program aims to give all Australians the opportunity to honour the service and sacrifice of all those who have worn our nation’s uniform, including the more than 102,000 who have made the supreme sacrifice.
It also aims to encourage all Australians to reflect upon and learn more about Australia’s military history, its costs and its impacts on our nation.
For more information regarding the ANZAC Centenary visit http://www.anzaccentenary.gov.au/