By A Traditional Guy
Anzac day is a national day of remembrance in Australia & New Zealand observed annually on the 25th of April. Anzac day was originally to commemorate and honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli during the first world war. Since then it now commemorates all Australian and New Zealanders who have served and died in all wars, conflicts and peace keeping operations throughout history.
Anzac day for me begins as it does for many very early in the morning with the dawn service. I am normally up and out of the house around 4am on the way through to the park where the service will be held I pick up my friend and we aim to arrived around 4:30. The dawn service is a very special and moving occasion where we pay our respects to those who have served our country and those who paid the ultimate price in their service of their country.
Anzac day is a wonderful tradition in this country and one which has been with us almost as long as Australia has existed as a nation. Australia had only been a country for 14 years when our brave troops landed at Anzac Cove on the 25 of April 1915.
We will always commemorate those who have served our country in any capacity and we will remember them
Lest We Forget.