Secretary, John Kerry on behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, sends best wishes to the people of Australia and New Zealand on ANZAC Day.
In a media statement he says, “Today we stand together to honor the memory of the courageous heroes of Gallipoli and pay tribute to all of the proud men and women who have served in the defense forces of Australia and New Zealand.
“We celebrate the bond that Australians and New Zealanders have gained through their shared sacrifice and reflect on the virtues of hope, courage, and freedom that unite our three nations.
The United States is honored to have such strong partners in promoting peace and prosperity in the world.”
However the Auckland City Council announced that, “70 Anzac Day parades and services being held in 55 locations across the region.
“If you can’t attend a service in person, the dawn service in front of Auckland War Memorial Museum will be broadcast live on Maori TV from 6am.
“To enable residents to attend a parade or service in their local area, Auckland Council provides support to the various Returned Services Associations and other groups that coordinate Anzac Day events.
Click on a link below to view Anzac Day services in your area, including parade assembly and service start times, as well as road closure information.