Anzac Day services honour those who have served

Published: April 25, 2021

Services have been held around the country to mark the 106th anniversary of the World War I Anzac landing at Gallipoli.

As always, grey nomads have been well represented among the huge crowds which gathered at dawn in towns and cities across Australia to pay tribute to those who have served.

In most parts of the country, services were able to return to something like normal after the Covid- 19 disruptions of last year. However, in the Perth region people once again had to hold mini services in their driveways, on verandahs, and outside their caravans as the area is in the midst of a snap three-day lockdown.

Anzac Day is when Australians remember those who have served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. And it’s also when we celebrate the spirit of Anzac, with its human qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, that has – and will continue to have – meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.

The Ode, from a poem called ‘For the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon sums it up best:

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.

Lest we forget

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Burgo1
1 year ago

It’s a pity numbers were cut on people wanting to go to dawn services and march in melb And yet max crowds at footy!,

Malcolm
1 year ago
Reply to  Burgo1

Money in football.

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