25 April 2018

25 April 2018

Each year on April 25, Australians gather in the quiet dawn to remember the Anzacs.

We honour their great courage and tenacity, and commemorate their loyalty and sacrifice.

This year we mark the centenary of the final year of the First World War. While the fateful landing at Gallipoli lies at the heart of Anzac remembrance, over the years and across the generations, it has come to encompass far more.

On this day, Australians acknowledge all who have stepped up to defend our nation, our interests and our values.

We particularly honour those who lost their lives or came home wounded, and acknowledge the costs borne by their loved ones.

And we remember Australians who are on active duty today, upholding the best traditions of mateship, service and professionalism that define the Anzac legend.

In very different times, these men and women share the same spirit of those brave Anzacs of 1915 to whom we owe so much and who we remember with lasting gratitude.

On this ANZAC Day and always, we will remember them.