ANZAC Day 2011

Anzac Day dawns at the Auckand Cenotaph, New Zealand

As Anzac Day arrives, it is a time for people of Australia and New Zealand to reflect on their shared histories and those things that unite them. Both countries have soldiers serving overseas. Dawn Services were held early this morning, and continued throughout the day.

Images from Christchurch Dawn Service

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There was standing room only at the National War Memorial in Canberra where between 25,000 and 30,000 people observed a minute’s silence.

Chaplain Mark Willis told the service the event is not about glorifying war or gloating in victory, but rather to remember the men and women who had given their lives for their country.

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Lest We Forget

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