The ANZAC Day (25th April) is an important national day of commemoration for Australians. ANZAC stands for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps. In 1915 during the World War 1, this was the date when Australians and New Zealand had joined military forces, making the first landing in Gallipoli. More than eight thousand Australian soldiers had died fighting this war.
Learn about some important historical facts about this important day. How a supposedly quick capture of capital Constantinople received strong resistance from the Turkish army and turned into a long eight month event instead. More information from ANZAC traditions from The Australian War Memorial website.
ANZAC traditions also tells you all about Anzac Day commemorations, its first commemoration held in 1916 when Anzac Day was officially named, the march of Australian and New Zealand soldiers in London and how wounded soldiers from Gallipoli attended the Sydney march in convoy of cars. Today Anzac Day Dawn Service is held around Australia, including commemorative ceremonies such as laying of wreaths, The Recitation, Sounding of the Last Post and many others.
You may also like to know how Australian flags were used with Anzac Days – the Australian National Flag Association displays the Anzac tradition of using Australian flags since the early 1990s. After that, learn how to make a flag for Anzac Day.
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Learn more about Anzac Day Tradition from :http://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/anzac/anzac_tradition.htm#what
Visit Australian War Memorial http://www.awm.gov.au/index.asp and learn more about Anzac Day, history about Australians at war and Commemorations.
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