ANZAC Day occurs on 25th of April every year. On this day we honour all the men and women who have participated in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations around the world, including the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) who fought at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I. Incredibly, 100 years have passed since Australia’s involvement in the First World War. Here is a video from BTN that explains more about the meaning of ANZAC day.

Australians recognise the 25th of April as an occasion of national remembrance. There are Commemorative services which are held at dawn because this marks the time of the actual landing of the ANZAC Troops at Gallopoli.  Later in the day, former servicemen and servicewomen meet to take part in marches through the major cities and in many smaller centres. There are also Commemorative ceremonies which are more formal and are held at war memorials around the country. In these ways, Anzac Day is a time at which Australians reflect on the many different meanings of war.

Dawn Services generally incorporate the following elements: veterans are called to ‘stand-to’, followed by one or two minutes of silence to remember the fallen, then the silence is broken by a single bugle (a brass horn instrument) playing the Last Post. The Last Post was originally played during war to tell soldiers the day was over. When the Last Post is played at memorial services it symbolises that the duty of the dead is over and that they are able to rest in peace. Below is a BTN story about the history of the Last Post

Below are some other stories about ANZAC day from the BTN website.


Can you share something that you know or have learnt about ANZAC Day?

Do you or your family do anything special for ANZAC day?

Why do you think it is important to remember the soldiers who fought in the war?

24 thoughts on “ANZAC DAY 2015

  1. Dear mrs b
    I no the Anzacs lost 75,000 man and more but I can not ramampar.

    My family did not do any thing but my mum told me I am catting a Anzac coin.

    By cooper 😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄😄

  2. To Mrs Baldwin,
    It is very important to remember soliders because they risked their lives just because they wanted us too have a good future.

    My family don’t do much on ANZAC day but I do wish I could go to the dawn service but I just can’t wake up early enough. From Kayne

  3. Hi miss Baldwin I think it is important to clebrebrt Anzac day because the peplopeneho went to war were trying to make Pelops happy when good things happen like they’re were peolpe who wanted to make peolpe happy but they was this junrlsut who wanted to tell they truth but the Penelope who wanted to make pelope happy but they did not do that because they wanted to tell the truth.

    I go to the dawn service every year I went this year we wake up at 4am my great uncle fort in the war and he died about 5 weeks ago
    From James

  4. Dear miss baldwin I know the soldiers dide 😵😵😵😵😵😲😲😲😵😵😵😵😵😲😲😲😲but I know y during world war 2the soldiers verse chana it was China vs America but I don’t know who won??
    From merlin 😺😺😺😺😺👱👱👱😄😄😃😃😃😃😀😀😀😛😝😜😝😛😝😜😛😝😛😝😜😜😜😝😜😜😜

  5. To Miss Baldwin
    This comment is not a piece admiring the ANZACS. This comment I hope will change your view of the ANZACS. It is a comment of hard words and a different perspective of the ANZACS or I hope so anyway.The ANZACS did what they thought right and people believe they where heroic but I believe differently. They just did what they thought was right and I believe you would too. People believe on ANZAC day that running out into no mans land and killing thousands of Turk troops is brave. I hope you have not had a wasteful time reading this, but an educational time.
    From David

  6. Dear Mrs Baldwin,I think the Anzac’s are important because they saved us and lost their lives lifes and💀died to save us and our planet.

    For Anzac Day sometimes we go out with our friends to play somewhere.My mum and dad go my sister and 2 brothers and me.
    From Mateja

  7. Dear mrs b,
    For Anzac Day a went camping for 2 nights in the Adelide hills it was my dad,my friend ,my friends dad and ME it was so wet the first night we had to saty at a shead then we went out the next night and set up camp and the next day we went home .

    I think the anzac’s are import because they save us but lost ther lives😿 so sad but at least we are sill a live.
    From Finnigan

  8. Dear miss bladwin
    On Anzac day my family stayed home and watched The news and the Anzac song was on so we watched the hole Lote of it. I think we shod remember the soldides because they fighted for are safety and they do not wont us to get hurt and they make shor we are safe From Jessicag

  9. Dear mrs baldwin
    In the morning my friend jaya and her nana and my mum and me went to the Henly high school to go to church we woke up a 4oclock in the morning . When we got there they sang songs and they said all the soilders names in ware wore 1 and 2 my pop was in ware wore 2 . I wasn’t crying but my mum was . We were wearing red poppies on our shoulder while they were singing songs and reading out the soilders names we ate Anzac day biscuits . Love Jessica m

  10. Dear Mrs Baldwin, I know that the solders did not just fite for us thay fort for the world as well if they did not do this for us and the world you wood not be reading this because it wold not just I mean everything nothing sold be here.

    From Ryan

  11. Dear Mrs B,
    I have learnt more about the soldiers who fought in war to save our country from total domination.
    I Think it is important to remember the soldiers who fought In war to save our country if they did not fight there would be alot of differences in Australia .
    From Christian

  12. Dear Mrs Baldwin,
    Anzac Day means everything to me because I have ancestors that fought in war. Next year we are going to a dawn service🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸.
    From Jade

  13. Dear Mrs Baldwin,
    On every Anzac day we go to basketball because my moms boyfriend coaches the west Adelaide Bearcats on this Anzac day they won by like around 43 points againsts Southern Tigers

    I think it is important to remember people who fought because they lost they’re lives saving us if they had lost so bad we might’ve not been born but that just a 50%50 chance from Kain M.

  14. Ideas Mrs Baldwin,

    I know that ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Courpes.I also know that my step great great uncle fought in World War II and survived.

    I go to the dawn service .Last year I went to it with my family and my grandma it good because they gave out ANZAC biscuits and they tasted nice.

    From Grayson

  15. Dear mrs Baldwin,
    I know that the Anzacs have fort in the war meny years ago for peace in our country.
    The people who fought in the war gave up there lives for us to live peacefully and happy.
    From Imogen

  16. Dear Miss Baldwin

    On ANZAC DAYevery year me and my family make ANZAC biscuits.

    I think it is important to remember them because they tried to help are country.

    from Kendra

  17. Dear mrs baldwin, my family goes to a dawn service every year to celebrate ANZAC day.

    i knew that ANZAC mean Australia and new Zealand army corps.
    From Connor

  18. dear mrs baldwin the i think that we too remember the ANZACS because they fought for us so we could live the life we do now.and if they did’t fight for us we would have to hide and fight. so we need to show respect for them.i now that my great gran father fought in the air force and designed plans. and i liked learn about this in my family history.
    from Zoe

  19. Dear Mrs Baldwin,
    my family and i on ANZAC day don’t go any where but me and my mum bake Anzac biscuits and share them with our nabbers.I think the people that fought in the war are important because they save your country and are risking there lives for us.

    from Piper

  20. Dear Mrs baldwin

    They had to survive in really hard weather.

    At ANZAC day we go to the dawn service and Henly beach.

    I think it is inportant that we remember the solders because what they had to go through to get us a better future.

    From Mackenzie.

  21. Dear miss Baldwin,
    On Anzac day this year my family went to the Dawn Service in the city.

    I think it is important to remember the Anzacs who fought in world war 1 because they risked their lives for us and left befind their loved ones .

    From Jasmine

  22. Dear Mrs Baldwin,
    One thing that our family does is go to the service at 6 am in the morning to remember all of the solders that fought in war and it is very special to us because my mum’s great, great grand-father fought in the war.
    I think that it is important to remember all the war because it is hard to go out, leave your family, knowing that, that will probably be the last time you will see them and that you will probably die, so I think that it is very important to remember all of the people who fought in war.

    From Hayden

  23. Dear Mrs Baldwin,
    One thing I have learned about ANZAC day is that more Australians died from disease more than they did from being shot by enemy troops.
    This year,we went to a dawn service,and it is special because Mum tried to get us to a dawn service last year but it failed!So yeh.
    It is important to remember the soldiers that fought in the war because they sacrificed there lifes for us and for us to have our freedom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    From Jackson.

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