Anzac Day, 25 April, is our national day to remember those who have fought and died for our country and for Australia (ANZAC stands for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps).
The name originated in 1915 when our combined troops set out to capture the Gallipoli Peninsular in Turkey. Their attempt was futile, and many men lost their lives.
|I watched the National Commemoration services on TV|
|This was the Dawn Service at Wellington|
|The 11am Wreath Laying Ceremony, also in Wellington|
|Two of the many wreaths that were laid|
|After being placed on the stand, the wreaths were moved to the steps|
|A lone trumpeter playing the Last Post (Dawn Service)|
It is sobering to think of how many good men and women have died in the name of freedom.
We shall remember them.