IBCA’s Membership Secretary, Andee Goldman, was honored to attend this years service.
The Anzac Day Dawn Service is a commemoration of the landing of Australian and New Zealand (ANZACs) troops at Gallipoli, Turkey on 25 April in 1915. The ceremony is help at dawn as this commemorates the time that the soldiers actually set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula. It was named Anzac Day in 1916 and remembers and pays tribute to the tremendous courage and sacrifice of those who died in the war. The ceremony was held at the Commonwealth Graves at Mount Scopus in Jerusalem. This year’s ceremony was particularly poignant as ANZAC Day fell on the same day as Yom Hazikaron, Israeli Memorial Day.
Our Membership Secretary, Andee Goldman, attended the ceremony and laid a wreath on IBCA’s behalf. Andee said “I found the ceremony very emotional. So many fought and died far from their homeland. We shall never forget their bravery or their sacrifice.”