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Event ian 3/22/2014

Anzac Day Christchurch 2014 marks 99 years since that historic landing at Gallipoli and is a time for reflection, remembrance and thanks.

There are Dawn Services, parades and wreath-laying ceremonies all around the city and surrounds – here is a link to help find the best one to suit you.

The city Dawn Service begins at 6:00am in Cranmer Square (Montral Street). The parade forms at Chester Street West, at the gates of Cathedral Grammar School and marches onto Cranmer Square for a service at the temporary Christchurch Cenotaph.

If you are visiting Christchurch for the service(s) or for a relaxing long weekend, Rydges Latimer can look after all your accommodation needs.

Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by New Zealand and Australian forces during the First World War. Commemorative services are held at dawn, the time of the original landings at Gallipoli and, 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 to reflect on war, and peace, and on those who paid the ultimate sacrifice so we could continue living in a free country.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.