When I realized that ANZAC Day coincided with my weekend off at work, I took the opportunity to fly from Brisbane to Sydney to attend the main march there.
ANZAC stands for ‘Australian and New Zealand Army Corps’.
ANZAC Day, April 25th – is a national day of remembrance. This years marks the 100 year anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand forces in Gallipoli, Turkey during World War 1 in 1915.
Today ANZAC Day not only commemorates Gallipoli, but it now encompasses all wars that Australia and New Zealanders have participated in. We remember those who served and died with dawn services and marches.
As night fell, sombre and reflective images were projected onto the pylons of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
“They shall not grow old, as we are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We shall remember them.”
from ‘The Ode’ by Laurence Binyon.
Lest we forget.