Anzac Day is about much more than the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember the Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in war and on operational service.
Here are observations of Anzac Day 2017 from the Australian War Memorial.
In my own family, many have served in the Australian Defence Force. I have two nephews serving in the Royal Australian Navy, my son has served in the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force.
During the World War One, my grandfather and his brother shipped to Gallipoli and then saw service in France. My great uncle died as a consequence of his service. On the other side of my family, four of my grandfather’s cousins served in World War One. Two were killed in action in France.
In World War Two, cousins saw service, as did members of my husband’s family.
We are proud of each of them.
Lest We Forget.