About Anzac Day, 25th April
ANZAC Day is one of Australia’s most important dates as it commemorates the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand armed forces during the First World War.
Every year, on 25th of April, Australians commemorate the binding friendship that was formed between the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps on the beaches of Gallipoli in 1915. On this day, the spirit of ANZAC was born; a spirit of mateship, self-sacrifice and courage that would become the fabric of our nation’s identity. The ANZAC spirit continues to be entrenched in our hearts and minds as we remember and honour the men and women who served and sacrificed their lives.
The RSL would like to share with you the ANZAC spirit at one of the many Dawn Services across the country to show your support to the current and ex-servicemen and women of our defence forces. Please contact your local RSL branch for further information.
Lest We Forget
Flowers have traditionally been laid on graves and memorials in memory of the dead. Rosemary, symbolising remembrance, is popular on ANZAC day. Laurel is also a commemorative symbol; woven into a wreath, it was used by the ancient Romans to crown victors and the brave as a mark of honour. In recent years, the poppy, strongly associated with Remembrance Day (11 November), has also become popular in wreaths on ANZAC Day.
If you would like to place a wreath as a mark of respect on ANZAC Day, you can order an ANZAC Remembrance Wreath here >> www.Wreath.net au
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