Australians commemorate ANZAC Day across the country
Australians have gathered at services across the country to commemorate ANZAC Day.
Tens of thousands have attended dawn services, 104 years after ANZAC troops landed at Gallipoli.
35,000 people attended the dawn service at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
Victoria Cross recipient Corporal Mark Donaldson delivered the commemorative address.
He tells Alan Jones ANZAC Day is about paying respect to past and present service men and women.
“For me, ANZAC Day is about reflection, reflection on those who have gone before us, who still do today and who will do in the future.
“It really is about what has been done before me that I haven’t been able to do.”
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison attended a dawn service in Townsville, while Opposition Leader Bill Shorten commemorated the occasion in Darwin.
More than a century ago, on the bloody battlefields of Pozieres, a seriously wounded soldier, grappling with the end of his young life, asked: “Will they remember me in Australia?” Across our nation, we join together as one today & answer “We will remember them. Lest we forget.” pic.twitter.com/ph4vtkWQDI
— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) April 25, 2019
More than 16,000 serving and ex-service men and women have participated in the annual ANZAC Day march in Sydney.
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Alan Jones has explained the important history of ANZAC Day, and why Australians commemorate the occasion each year.
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