The ABC will cover Anzac Day services in all states and territories on Sunday 25 April as marches return to towns and cities across the country.
Live coverage of state and territory dawn services as well as the National Dawn Service and Ceremony from Canberra will be carried across all ABC platforms. There will also be coverage of Light up the Dawn when Australians will mark a minute’s silence wherever they are – from their driveways, balconies, front gates or farm gates.
The Director of ABC Regional & Local, Judith Whelan said Anzac Day still carried deep meaning for Australians. “This was evident in last year’s coverage when Australians from every part of the country stood at their gates at dawn to remember those who have served.”
“Anzac Day continues to be one of the largest and most important events the ABC covers. This year we will have ABC crews in all our major cities and in towns, covering local commemorations and connecting them with all Australians across all our platforms.”
The ABC will also mark the day with special programming on ABC Television and ABC ivew that includes a Landline Anzac Day edition at 12.30pm; Air Force 100 – a commemoration of 100 years of the Royal Australian Air Force at 4.00pm; The Art of Remembrance which looks at Australia’s involvement in conflict through the lens of visual art at 6.00pm; and a special collection of news features and documentaries on ABC iview in Anzac Day: Australia Remembers.