National Commemorative Service
Saturday 25 April 2020
As traditionally occurs each Anzac Day, the Australian War Memorial host the National Dawn Service.This year we came together in spirit, instead of in person. The commemorative service was not open to the public but was attended by dignitaries representing the Commonwealth of Australia, the people of New Zealand, the Returned and Services League and veterans. There was a ceremonial piper, didgeridoo player and bugler among other traditional elements.
Order of service
The National Commemorative Service commenced at 5.30am with the sounds of the didgeridoo from the Memorial’s parapet, played in the stillness of the morning by Seaman Lynton Robbins, a Kamilaroi man of the Royal Australian Navy.
Following this, the Anzac Day Commemorative Address was given by the Honourable Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia.