ANZAC Day & Veterans' Lunch

Please join this ANZAC Day to celebrate and recognize the universal qualities of courage, ‘mateship’ and sacrifice made by all Australian, New Zealand and American service personnel who have fought and been lost at war. This esprit de corps was embodied at the ANZAC landing in Gallipoli, as well as by Australian and American troops who served under the joint Australian command of General Sir John Monash at the 1918 WWI Battle of Hamel and beyond.

Monday, April 25, 2022
Reception 12:00 PM
Lunch 12:30 PM

Cipriani 25 Broadway
25 Broadway, New York
New York 10005, United States

ANZAC Day Commemorative Service: Keynote Speaker

The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO

Quentin Bryce was born in Brisbane in 1942 and spent her early years in Ilfracombe, a small town in Central Western Queensland. In 1965, she graduated with the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from The University of Queensland and, in the same year, was admitted to the Queensland Bar. She has since enjoyed a rich and distinguished career as an academic, lawyer, community and human rights advocate, senior public officer, university college principal, and vice-regal representative in Queensland, and now Australia.
BA. LLB (Qld). Hon LLD (Macquarie). Hon DLitt (Charles Sturt). Hon DUniv (Griffith). Hon DU (QUT). Hon LLD (Qld). Hon DUniv (JCU). Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) (Syd). Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) (UWS). Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) University of Melbourne

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ANZAC Day Veterans' Lunch: Keynote Speaker

Admiral Harry Harris, USN (Ret)

24 Commander, U.S. Pacific Command

Former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea


Admiral Harris served as the U.S. Ambassador to South Korea from July 2018 to January 2021.

He served 40 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring on 1 June 2018.  He joined the State Department 3 days later.  From May 2015 to May 2018, he commanded U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), now known as the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.  He is the first Asian-American to hold 4-star rank in the U.S. Navy and the first to head USPACOM.  He also commanded U.S. Pacific Fleet, U.S. 6th Fleet, Striking and Support Forces NATO, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 1, and Patrol Squadron 46.  He participated in Operations Attain Document (Libya 1986), Desert Shield/Storm, Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Willing Spirit (Colombian hostage recovery 2008), and Odyssey Dawn (Libya 2011).  He also served as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Communication Networks, the Director of Operations for U.S. Southern Command, the Director of Current Operations for the Navy Staff in the Pentagon, the Director of Operations for U.S. 5th Fleet, the Chief Speechwriter to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a Tactical Action Officer aboard USS SARATOGA, and the Aide to the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan.  A Naval Flight Officer, Harris has flown over 4400 hours, including over 400 combat hours.

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The American Australian Association is proud to partner with The Greatest Generations Foundation on veterans’ initiatives.

The mission of The Greatest Generations Foundation is to render closure to veterans, including those with combat stress reaction (CSR), by facilitating therapeutic return programs to their former battlefields and memorials to ensure that the legacies of our fallen are recorded and retold in perpetuity to future generations.

Their return programs to the battlefields of Vietnam justifies the timeless principles of peace and justice by raising awareness of the selfless courage all Vietnam veterans exercised when they answered the call to help defend the ideals of our nation, in hopes that future generations will never forget their sacrifices and those who were left behind.

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