ANZAC Day in Thailand 2017

ANZAC Day is held every year on 25th April. For the first time, I decided to take part in the Hellfire Pass Dawn Service at 5:30am and then the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery Memorial Service at 11am. Both events were a moving experience and I’m glad that i went.

Trip dates: 24-25 April 2017

11pm Tonight I’ll be driving 234km to Hellfire Pass in Kanchanaburi for the pre-dawn ANZAC Day service. Aiming to arrive before 4am.

3:50am Walking down to Hellfire Pass for the Anzac Day service. Eerily quiet in this section

Hellfire Pass pre-dawn is only lit by candlelight. Several hundred people here already. Service starts at 5:30am

“At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them” #AnzacDay Hellfire Pass

Very moving Dawn Service at Hellfire Pass in Kanchanaburi this morning for #AnzacDay. Over 1,000 people in attendance.

Attending the #AnzacDay Dawn Service at Hellfire Pass in Kanchanaburi #Thailand were two ex-POWs; Harold Martin & Neil MacPherson.

There will be a Commemorative Service at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery today at 11am.

Mick Newbatt is the person who looks after the two war cemeteries in Kanchanaburi with a team of 12 Thais. You can follow him on @KanCwgc

Commemorative Service at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery for Anzac Day.

Ambassadors of Australia, New Zealand, US, Germany, and Russia at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery on #AnzacDay

I’m really glad that I joined #AnzacDay in Kanchanaburi for first time. It was well worth the effort of driving all night. Heading home now.

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