Anzac Day 2012
April 25, 2012 2:03am CST
Unless you are Down Under, today is probably just another Wednesday. It’s Anzac Day here today and it’s a Public Holiday remembering the sacrifices of Australians in war. I watched the services and marches in TV from national news this morning, and it is nice to see many youth are indeed involved. The Anzac legend began in Gallipoli, Turkey, in 1915; and I think it’s very important that today and future young Australians to always acknowledge the service and sacrifice of their countryman in the past, present, or future.
• Adelaide, Australia
4 May 12
Yes, there are an ever-growing number of younger people attending the marches nowadays. I watched a service and some of the documentaries that have recently emerged. One was called All The Way (our perspective on the Vietnam War) and the other was about the history of the ANZACs from a New Zealand perspective, narrated by Russell Crowe. Some very interesting stuff!
6 Oct 12
ANZAC Day is probably Australia"s most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. That"s Commemorate services are held at dawn – the time of the original landing – across the nation. It"s nice to witness this kind of activity.