Logic20/20 is proud to support the 5th annual ANZAC Dawn Service, to be held in Seattle at Lake Union Park at 6am on Sunday April 28th.
ANZAC Day, April 25th, is one of the most important national days of pride for Australian and New Zealanders, wherever they live across the globe.
Lieutenant Matthew Martin; Inactive Reserve, Australian Army, will be giving the ANZAC day address. LT Matthew Martin spent 16 years in the Australian Army in both reserve and full-time service. His first nine years were as a Commando with deployments to Timor Leste and Afghanistan. After leaving Special Forces, LT Martin became commissioned as an officer serving in the Signal Corp and the Corp of Military Police. LT Martin changed to Inactive Reserve status and moved to the USA in 2018 after his wife was transferred here. He left behind his civilian career as a NSW Police Officer. LT Martin has recently been hired by the King County Sheriff's Office to become a Deputy.
In collaboration with ANZAS Organization, please join us at 6am on Sunday, April 28th to commemorate ANZAC day and the 104th anniversary of the First World War. The memorial service will start at dawn, followed by coffee and light breakfast, courtesy of Kangaroo & Kiwi.
This event is for the New Zealand and Australian communities to join with the Turkish community and others, to join in friendship to remember the Battle of Gallipoli during the First World War on April 25, 1915, and to remember all those who served, or are members of the armed forces.
Date: Saturday April 27th, 2019.
Time: 5.30 pm
Program: Begins at 6:00 pm
Speakers: Guest speakers from the Australian and Turkish communities
Location: The Nexus Hotel - Cascade Ballroom
2140 North Northgate Way Seattle 98133
206-365-0700 – Free parking at the hotel
There will be food and drink courtesy of the Turkish, New Zealand and Australian organizations and communities in the Seattle area.
We will also acknowledge Rachel Jacobsen (New Zealand Honorary Consul), one of the founders of this event, for her leadership in promoting friendship between our three communities.
Message to the People of New Zealand
On behalf of all members of the Australia New Zealand America Society (ANZAS) here in Seattle, I would like to convey our Condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims of the Mosque shooting in Christchurch and the people of New Zealand. Nobody can condone the senseless massacre of anybody, men women and children, especially those who were gathering for prayer. We lend our moral support to all New Zealanders as they go through this period of mourning and healing. We pray that those responsible for this tragedy are brought to swift justice.
Len Reid, President
Australia New Zealand America Society
AUSTRALIA DAY 2019
We hope you can join us at our new home
Bring your favorite Aussie treat or tucker with your mates.
ANZAS will provide liquid refreshments.
7703 Lake Alice Road SE
FALL CITY WA 98024
Please RSVP with your dish so we can get an idea of numbers.
In 2018, Australia and the United States will mark a centenary of Mateship – a friendship first formed in the trenches of World War 1 during the battle of Hamel on July 4th, 1918. Australian General, Sir John Monash, was the first non-American to command US soldiers in an offensive action – at the Battle of Hamel on the Western front in France in 1918.
It was also the American troops’ first offensive action of the First World War. Four American companies were under Monash’s command, which proved to be a turning point in the Battle of the Somme. The relationship between Australia and the United States is unique in its breadth, depth and length, and characterized by genuine cultural affinity and a robust framework of bilateral cooperation.
To launch this unique celebration of Mateship, the Australian Consul-General and Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner, the Hon. Chris Oldfield, hosted a cocktail function in Seattle on Nov 13th to introduce his Excellency, the Hon. Joe Hockey, Australian Ambassador to the United States and his wife, Ms Melissa Babbage. The invitation was extended to ANZUS Board members and several other members. The Ambassador talked about the upcoming celebrations to commemorate the enduring Mateship between Australia and the US and the history behind the formation of this bond between our countries. He concluded, “We celebrate the first 100 years of Mateship and look forward to the next 100 years”.
ANZAS President Len Reid and his wife Pat with his Excellency, the Hon. Joe Hockey, Australian Ambassador to the United States.
Australian Consul-General and Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner, the Hon. Chris Oldfield, introducing the Australian Ambassador.