Western Sydney Anzac Day services

Western Sydney Anzac Day services

"It has been an honor to meet the servicemen and women in the Middle East to thank the Anzacs of today for their service".

Australians and New Zealanders join once again to mark the 102nd anniversary of the Anzac troops' ill-fated landing at Gallipoli during World War I.

"The attendance at this year's Dawn Service shows the enduring connection so many people have to Anzac Day and what it represents for our servicemen and servicewomen - and indeed for all Australians", Dr Nelson said.

The ANZAC gun salute was given by 212 Battery, Royal Artillery.

The opening prayer and Christian commemoration was led by Reverend Dr Andrew Cheah of St. Mary's Cathedral, while the monument was guarded by a catafalque party from the Rifle Company Butterworth of the Australian 2/30th Training Group and Her Majesty's New Zealand ship, TE KAHA.

"Veterans who have served their country in times of conflict in foreign lands and as a result of their efforts it has often been said we certainly live in the lucky country".

"Anzac Day is the day we remember the commitment and sacrifice of all our men and women who have served in conflicts and on operational service, and those who continue to serve today".

The Anzac Day march, traditionally held around 9am, began in 1916 in "memory of fallen heroes", and is now organised by the RSL.

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For some it may have been the inclusion of Australian Rules playing a game on Anzac Day.

Many schools and nursing homes were holding dawn services, he said.

War pictures are projected on a building near the Cenotaph during the Anzac Day dawn service in Sydney on April 25, 2017. One hundred and two years ago, Australia and New Zealand's first large militaristic action was taken.

"ANZAC Day is not the anniversary of a great victory, but it commemorates the triumph of the human spirit", he said in a video message posted on Facebook. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.

She said it was hoped the project would inspire the young children to share what they learnt and connect with the stories of those who fought. Like the Anzacs, this communal celebration brings us together.

To all those unselfish heroes who have given everything for us you will never be forgotten.

We do this not out of mere tradition or a hollow sense of obligation - but to pay tribute to the fearless men and women who sacrificed so much in far-off theatres of conflict. Approximately 58,000 Allied soldiers died, roughly half of them from Britain and Ireland, according to the Gallipoli Association.

In Iraq, the Australian prime minister visited Australian special forces soldiers in Baghdad, handing out 15 service medals, while he also spent time at Camp Taji with Australian and New Zealand military personnel.

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