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Australians Unite to Commemorate Anzac Day

Saturday 25 April, 2015

Source: Senator The Hon. Michael Ronaldson, Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Minister Assisting the Prime Mininster for the Centenary of Anzac Special Minister of State

Across the country and around the world, thousands paused today to honour the Australians and New Zealanders who first landed on the shores of Gallipoli 100 years ago, and to commemorate the service and sacrifice of those who served in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australia has been involved.

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, was one of 10,282 people who paid his respects to the ANZACS at the dawn service in Gallipoli, Turkey.

Reflecting upon the significance of the centenary, Senator Ronaldson said the attendance of vast numbers of Australians at services around the world demonstrated the ongoing relevance of Anzac commemorations to current generations of Australians.

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