ANZAC Day Commemorations 2016

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101 years ago, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, better known as the ANZACs, fought against enemy forces in the Battle of Gallipoli.  The bravery and sacrifice of the men who fought that battle in 1915, and every man and woman who has served afterwards, are remembered and commemorated every April 25th.

Though ANZAC Day is an occasion of solemn reflection and gratitude to for those who have dedicated their lives defending Australia, it is a also a celebration of the identity of her people that was forged over a century ago and that continues to grow and thrive into the future.

Here in the USA, celebrations and commemorations of ANZAC Day are being held all over the country, from get-togethers to footy matches to dawn services.  The Florida Cup, hosted by the Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids, will feature three squads and will take place at the beautiful Central Broward Regional Park Stadium on Saturday.

The annual ANZAC Day match at the MCG between Essendon and Collingwood will have special meaning for folks over here in the States this year.  Not only will the game be carried live on Fox Sports 2 beginning at 1am EDT Monday / 10pm PDT Sunday night, but Oklahoman Mason Cox is expected to make his long awaited debut for Collingwood.  Cox will become just the second born-and-raised American to play in a regular season AFL game, and he'll do so in front of 90,000 fans and a world wide audience.

Austin, Texas:

Boston, Massachusetts:

April 23rd 11am
Memorial Church, Harvard University, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA
Reception follows at Robinson Hall where the Boston Demons sponsor drinks

The American Australian Association and Kia Ora New England invite members and friends to attend ANZAC Day 2016. Reception to follow at Robinson Hall, where guests are invited to bring a plate to share. Please register to assist with chapel seating numbers:

Cincinnati, Ohio:

Metro Footy featuring: Cincinnati Dockers, Louisville Kings, Indianapolis Giants

Chicago, Illinois:

Kirkwood Bar and Grill (2934 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657)
Saturday April 23rd 8-11pm

Columbus, Ohio:

Metro Footy Round 3:

Dallas, Texas:

ANZAC DAY Crawfish Boil (Saturday 4/23):

Denver, Colorado:


Fort Lauderdale, Florida:

2016 Florida Cup Tournament
Featuring: Fort Lauderdale Fighting Squids, Tampa Bay ARFC, Baltimore/Washington Eagles

Houston, Texas:

The Houston Lonestars are once again proud to host a commorative evening to honor those who fought so courageously and were lost in WW1, particularly on the beaches of Gallipoli 101 years ago.

Saturday 23rd April 5-8pm @ The Phoenix on Westheimer, 1915 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX, 77098.

Event includes: 3 Hours of Karbach beer on tap, Aussie Menu including Sausage Rolls, Aussie Burger, Chicken Parmi and more, Anzac Biscuits, 2-Up Comp, Aussie Goodie Pack Raffles, Jumping Castle and Face Painting for the kids, Bogan Burger Eating Comp and Anzac Memorial Ceremony with the Last Post at 6.30pm with bugler Jason Browne. 

*A portion of proceeds raised will go towards the 2016 Anzac Day Appeal to support past and present servicemen.


Tickets can be pre-purchased via:

Facebook Event:

Kansas City, Missouri:

Metro Footy:

Los Angeles, California:

Metro Footy:

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

Tom & Anne Metcalfe's 'North Cabin' all the way in Mequon!
9861 N River Rd

Find directions to it here:
Beer - Lamb - Snags - Hotdogs - Bonfire - Kayaks – Fishing
$5.00 per person

Nashville, Tennessee:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

ANZAC Day Monday Evening:

Portland, Oregon:

The Portland Steelheads/Sockeyes are proud to invite you to the commencement round of the Portland Australian Football League and the ANZAC Day Bar-B-Que celebration.  On April 24th, 2016, we will host the Loggers, Ospreys, Brewers, and Cascades in the first of 7+ rounds of hard hitting, athletic competitions.  The games will start at 3PM and should finish around 5PM.  Once the games are complete, we will get the grills and the drinks going to relax and enjoy.

In addition, there will be skills and some training prior to the games for those of you that want to get in a kick or a handball.  This will start at 2PM and everyone is welcome.

Where:  Clinton Park 5576 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97206
When:  April 24th, 2016 3-7PM
Who:  Teammates, family, friends, potential players...EVERYONE!

Finally, the club is suggesting a $5 donation for food and some drinks.  If you eat more, donate more.  If you drink more, donate more. Up to each individual, but at least $5 would be cool.

San Francisco, California:

Patriot House in SF Saturday (4/23) night at 8pm-12am.

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