Anzac Day to be observed on Monday

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THE Australian High Commission here will observe Anzac Day in a dawn service on Monday.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the 6am service at the Brunei-Australia Memorial at Muara Beach on April 25.

“On 25 April 1915, 101 years ago, thousands of Australians and New Zealanders landed on the shores of Gallipoli, Turkey, beginning a hard-fought campaign that lasted eight months,” said Australian High Commissioner Todd Mercer in a press statement.

The High Commissioner said Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915.

“It is the day on which we remember and honour Australians and New Zealanders who have served and died to defend our values and freedoms in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.”

Between 2014 and 2018, Australia is commemorating the Anzac Centenary, marking 100 years since the nation’s involvement in the First World War.

“Australians are also encouraged to utilise the Anzac Centenary photo app, which will allow them to share commemoration photos and embrace the spirit that helped forge our national identity,” said the press statement.

The Brunei Times