Dawn service at Muara Beach for the Anzac heroes in Gallipoli campaign

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THE Australian High Commission in Brunei Darussalam will hold a dawn service at Muara Beach on April 25 to commemorate Anzac (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day.

It is an annual gathering for Australians and New Zealanders to remember the bravery and sacrifice of those who served their nations during the first World War .

Australian High Commissioner Todd Mercer said over 8,700 individuals lost their lives in 1915 to serve in the Gallipoli campaign.

“Anzac Day is an opportunity to reflect on the spirit of Anzac and how, after a century, Australian servicemen and women continue to take pride in, and inspiration from the original Anzacs,” he said.

The centenary will be commemorated between 2014 and 2018.

It will mark Australia’s 100 years since its involvement in the First World War, which is highlighted in the country’s history.

“It is an opportunity for all Australians to recognise and thank all of those who have served our country and worn our nation’s uniform over the past one hundred years,” he said.

The Anzac centenary celebration is also a time to remember the essential contributions of those who supported and cared for those in service from the home front, especially those who faced the loss of loved ones.

The High Commissioner strongly encouraged Australians to utilise the Anzac Centenary photo app that allows them to share commemoration photos to embrace the spirit that forged the national identity.

“I strongly encourage everyone to attend the Anzac Day service at Muara Beach this Saturday,” the High Commissioner said.

The Brunei Times