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Honoring Our ANZAC Heroes: An Inside Look at Houston's 2024 Commemorations


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Anzac Day isn’t just about reflection; it’s a vibrant blend of remembrance and celebration. Even in Houston, Texas, the spirit of Anzac Day thrives. This year, TANZOT is proudly leading the commemorative events, enhancing the experience for all. Join us for a day of honor, camaraderie, and gratitude.


Sunday, April 21st

10:30 AM for an 11:00 AM service

Houston National Cemetery

10410 Veteran Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77038

(There’s plenty of parking available around Thomas Circle, and small flags will guide you from the entrance to the parking lots at Thomas Circle. Click the link for GPS directions.)

Kindly RSVP to ensure safety measures and a great experience for all. Thank you!



For more details about the day, please see below.



Here’s what you can anticipate on the day:

BYO Chairs and Picnic Blankets:

You’re invited to a solemn yet uplifting service open to all, where children are most welcomed. Bring your own chair or picnic blanket and join us as we come together to honor the Anzacs who bravely gave their lives for freedom and peace.


Floral Tributes:

You are encouraged to honor the fallen by bringing floral tributes to lay at the memorial site.


ANZAC Day Biscuit Bake Off at Swanny’s Grill:

After the service, join us at Swanny’s Grill with our ANZAC Day biscuit bake-off! Bring your best batch of biscuits to share and compete with others for the title of top baker. Swanny’s Grill - 6224 Theal Rd, Houston, TX 77066

Meeting Point: The meeting point is within Thomas Circle, situated amidst the buildings and structures at the cemetery’s heart. Click Link for GPS Directions of meeting point.

Event Map:

Highlighted in vibrant green are the optimal parking options. In warm orange, you’ll find the designated meeting point, ideal for setting up chairs and picnic blankets. Click here for parking GPS directions.


Event Map. Parking (in green) and meeting point (in orange).

Anzac Day in Houston is more than just a day on the calendar – it’s a celebration of resilience, camaraderie, and the enduring spirit of the Anzacs. Whether you choose to participate in the solemn service at Houston National Cemetery or join the festivities at Swanny’s Grill, let’s come together as a community to honor the past, celebrate the present, and forge bonds that will last into the future.


Lest We Forget



This event is proudly organized and hosted by TANZOT, the Australian and New Zealand Society of Texas. Explore our website for family-friendly events, lunch gatherings, playgrounds, online forums, and more.





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