2014 ANZAC Trek across the Kokoda Trail

2014 ANZAC Trek across the Kokoda Trail. There is no more memorable way to commemorate the sacrifice of our veterans than by linking a trek across the Kokoda Trail with the official ANZAC Dawn Service in Port Moresby. At Bomana the official ANZAC Day Service is attended by veterans and dignitaries from across the Pacific. The Australian Defence Force provides the Catafalque Party at the Cross of Sacrifice and Papuan soldiers form a Guard of Honour. The service includes a martial band and the angelic voices of a local school choir.

The solemn quietness of the pre-dawn is a time for quiet reflection on your trekking experience. The first glint of light on the endless rows of polished marble headstones is a humbling reminder of the price of freedom and the sacrifice involved to secure it. The candle-lit faces of more than a thousand Anzac pilgrims bow in silence as an army bugler sounds Reveille. A lone bagpiper then moves among the headstones to the haunting tune of Flowers in the Forest which bids farewell to the dead.

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