In the dark before dawn, people all over Australia are quietly making their way to the centre of town, to be a part of one of Australia’s most important national occasions; Anzac Day. Today, 25 April is the day we remember as a nation those who fought and died for our freedom over the past 101 years.

From the biggest cities to the smallest towns, Australians gather each year on this day to mark the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli.

Today we remember all of the boys, men and women who sacrificed so much to keep us safe. We are forever grateful.

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.

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Returned servicewomen at the Anzac Day parade in Brisbane

 

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Celebrating our current servicemen and women at the Anzac Day Parade in Brisbane

 

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Even the amazing work of the serving dogs is recognised. Anzac Day Parade in Brisbane

 

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Anzac Day Parade in Brisbane

 

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Anzac Day Parade in Brisbane

 

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My wonderful grandfather Lieutenant James Baldock. He met and married my grandmother while they were serving in the Army.

 

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My beautiful grandmother Lance Bombardier Joyce Baldock. She and my grandfather enlisted during the Second World War.

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