The American Australian Association invites members and friends to attend an in-person ANZAC Day Commemorative Service in Boston.
2021 Keynote Address
Brigadier (Retired) Barry N McManus, AM CSC is a retired Australian Army Officer. He joined the Australian Army in 1980 and retired from full time service in 2016. He has seen operational service in the Former Yugoslavia, Lebanon, East Timor and Iraq. Notable senior appointments include Deputy Commanding General at the Multi National Security Transition Command Iraq, Commandant of the Australian Command and Staff College and Military Attaché to the United States. He is a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, the British Army Staff College, Camberley and the Australian Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies. After retiring from the Army, he spent five years as a Defence Senior Advisor for the global strategy consulting firm KEARNEY. He was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in the 2008 Queen’s Birthday Awards and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2013 Australia Day Honours. He is also the recipient of the United States Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster. Married to Amanda Haines, they reside on Cape Cod.
Capacity is limited and registration is essential. The expected duration of the service is 30 minutes. Attendees are welcome to bring a folding/lawn chair.
Please download the order of service here.
In lieu of a collections plate and reception this year, we invite you to donate to the American Australian Association Veterans’ Fund.
The American Australian Association thanks the Paul Revere Battalion of Cambridge, MA and Paul McCafferty from the City of Boston; and we are especially grateful to Andrew Jeffery for generously enabling us to provide individual catered refreshments from KO Pies at the event.