In 2015 the Anzac Day commemorations take on greater significance as the nation marks the Centenary of Gallipoli and the ABC is once again honoured to help all Australians reflect on this historical moment.
Across radio, television, digital and online platforms the ABC will offer news, drama, documentary and discussion as Australians connect over the events that helped shape our national identity.
A number of TV documentaries marking 100 years of service, and commissioned with the support of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, will air from Sunday 19 April on ABC.
Full details of ABC Anzac programming can be viewed at: abc.net.au/Anzac
ABC managing director Mark Scott said the significance of the Centenary year would add greater poignancy to remembrance services for those Australians who served in WW1 and every conflict since.
“Anzac Day and the landings at Gallipoli offer a range of meanings,” Mr Scott said. “For some, the day is seen as one marking Australia’s coming of age as a nation. For others, it is a day to remember those who went to war and did not come home and those who came home, forever changed.
“It is a day to remember the sacrifice and our debt to every person who has played a role, not just in WWI but in every conflict to which Australia has since committed itself. For some it is simply a day to consider what we have in common and the values we have as a nation.”
ABC programming for Anzac Day 2015 will offer all Australians a comprehensive range of content allowing them to watch, listen and read the stories that shaped us.