How did ANZAC Day begin? Did you know that Brisbane has made some unique contributions to this story? Today, ANZAC Day is the day on which we remember Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. The spirit of the ANZAC, with its human qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.
There are many events around Brisbane this coming ANZAC Day. As Australia is commemorating the Gallipoli Centenary in 2015, Brisbane Greeters have developed a very special tour experience around Brisbane’s CBD for locals and visitors. Explore war memorials around Queens Park, learn Brisbane City Hall’s war stories, reflect on the ANZAC spirit in ANZAC Square, visit the site of the Battle of Brisbane and the MacArthur Chambers. To learn more about ANZAC Day events and to book a tour, head to the Visit Brisbane website.
If you're near the river from Friday to Saturday, make sure to check out the Story Bridge as the Brisbane City Council lights it up in poppy red to commemorate the Anzac Day Centenary.
If you're staying close to home, why not commemorate our brave soldiers then head to The Glen Hotel to take part in a traditional game of two-up and tuck into some ANZAC food specials.
The Deck at The Glen Hotel will be open from 11am, serving lunch and ANZAC food specials from 11:30am. Bar opens for drink only service from 1pm. TAB & Gaming Room open at 1pm. Join in the fun of two-up, a traditional Australian gambling game on The Deck from 1pm.
The Garden Grille Restaurant will be open for dinner only from 5pm - 9pm.
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