Today April 25th is Anzac Day in Australia
ANZAC Day - 25 April
- is probably Australia's most important national occasion.
It marks the anniversary of the first major
military action fought by Australian and New Zealand
forces during the First World War.
ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.
The soldiers in those forces quickly
became known as ANZACs,
and the pride they soon took in that name endures to this day.
As your reading this, take a quiet moment,
60 seconds of silence is all
just a short time to remember
to remember the
1. 500,000 Australians who've served in 13 wars
The 225,000 who were wounded
And the 100,000 who never made it back
Consider the sacrifice they made
for all of us
So we the lucky ones
can be sitting here reading this
A scence played out in dawn rememberance
dawn sevices across the country today
the Diggers famous slouch hat
The Unknown Soldier
The original unknown soldier was entombed in
Plans for an Australian unknown soldier
The unknown soldier represents
From correspondents in Port Moresby
April 25, 2007
THOUSANDS of people, including hundreds
Candles, a school choir and a PNG Defence Force
The service was attended by
Meanwhile, more than 200 Australian trekkers
The track was the scene of bloody fighting
Beaconsfield miners mark Anzac Day
April 25, 2007
THE two survivors of the Beaconsfield mine disaster
Miner Larry Knight, 44, died and Todd Russell and Brant Webb
Mr Russell and Mr Webb were trapped underground for two weeks.
The people of Beaconsfield will commemorate
West Tamar mayor Barry Easther
He said May 9 was a poignant choice.
"That was the day Larry Knight was laid to rest
"We didn't want to complicate Anzac Day
Mr Easther said the May 9 commemoration
Mr Webb and Mr Russell still live in Beaconsfield
Mr Easther said the mine was still
"Anzac Day brings back unforgettable memories
He said the town was coping well a year on.
"We are a vibrant community
"People from all over the world have been touched
About 100 people gathered at the Beaconsfield Cenotaph