Monday, April 24, 2017
The 25th of April is Australia's national day of remembrance.
The Australian and New Zealand forces landed at Gallipoli, Turkey on this day in 1915. The campaign was a failure with huge casualties for both sides.
Each year this campaign is remembered as are the servicemen and servicewomen who have serviced since.
It is a time for our nation to reflect on the meaning of war and to remember.
Dawn services are held across the country and later veterans march.
"They shall grow not old, as we that 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 will remember them."
The Ode comes from For the Fallen, a poem by the English poet and writer Laurence Binyon