Today we commemorate Anzac Day, when we recognise the more than 1.5 million service men and women who have served in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations, and remember the more than 102 000 Australians who sacrificed their lives for our country.
Of special note, this year marks 75 years since Victory in the Pacific and the end of the Second World War as well the 105th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign.
This year finds us commemorating the occasion a little differently since the difficult decision was made by RSLs to cancel local Anzac Day Services for the health and safety of the community. If you missed the Dawn Service broadcast this morning there are still other ways you can commemorate the occasion:
- Explore State Library of Queensland’s Anzac Day resources
- Watch the service broadcast from Gallipoli or France
- Bake Anzac biscuits
- Take a minute of silence to reflect
- Listen to the last post
Let us always remember the service and sacrifice of all those who have served our nation.
Lest we forget.