Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Australia And New Zealand Mark Anzac Day

The Australian: Anzac Day 2017: Thousands turn out for dawn services

Anzac Day 2017: Thousands have gathered for Dawn Services and marches across Australia and New Zealand to commemorate Anzac Day and the Gallipoli landing.

Less than 1000 pilgrims attended the dawn service at Gallipoli making for an intimate commemoration of the birth of Australia and New Zealand’s tenacious military defence that spawned the legend of the Anzac as the sun rose over the Dardanelles.

It was the lowest turnout of Australians and New Zealanders marking their respects to the diggers since records and registration began more than a decade ago, attributed in large part to the specific terror threat levelled against the Anzac Day service and the ongoing security unrest in Istanbul, the main gateway for tourists. Officials said 857 people and 151 VIP’s attended the morning service.

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More News On Australia And New Zealand Marking Anzac Day

Anzac Day 2017 sees thousands of Aussies mark Gallipoli anniversary with emotional ceremony in Turkey as Boris Johnson lays wreath at the Cenotaph -- The SUN
Live: Anzac Day services around the Bay -- New Zeland Herald
Aucklanders gather to commemorate Anzac Day -- Stuff
Thousands line streets for Sydney's Anzac Day march -- Sydney Morning Herald
Australians turn out to honour Anzacs at dawn service ceremonies -- Newscom.au
Large crowds as Australia and New Zealand mark Anzac Day -- AFP
Anzac Day: US troops among Australian allies honoured at Darwin dawn service -- ABC
Anzac Day marked by thousands in Gallipoli and Villers-Bretonneux -- ABC
Anzac Day: How it came to occupy a sacred place in Australians' hearts -- Carolyn Holbrook, ABC News Online

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