Paying tribute to our troops on Anzac Day
25 April 2019
One hundred and four years on from the landing of Australian troops at Gallipoli, the nation continues to honour and commemorate those who serve, have served previously, and those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has a long history of maintaining the security of the nation and takes great pride in honouring all who have served.
Defence senior leaders and personnel are supporting Anzac Day ceremonies across the globe. The Chief of the Defence Force, General Angus Campbell attended the Dawn Service and the Lone Pine Service in Gallipoli, Turkey.
“Lone Pine was a brutal battlefield. It is now a graveyard – a place of mourning and remembrance,” General Campbell said.
“The significance of these well-cared-for cemeteries should not be underestimated.”
There are approximately 2,400 ADF members currently deployed on operations or working overseas, upholding the Anzac spirit as they strive to protect Australia's national interests abroad.
Anzac Day is an especially memorable and solemn experience for our ADF personnel, whether on operations or at home. It is an opportunity to remember those who went before, and reflect on the personal contribution they are making for Australia.
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Video is available at: http://video.defence.gov.au/groups/Anzac%20Day%202019/535410.
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