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Remembering our Heroes

This morning I woke up at 5am to attend in the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Darwin Cenotaph.

This is probably most important national occasion for Australia and New Zealand . It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

Crowds gather at an ANZAC Day dawn service at Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory in Australia.

Crowds gather at an ANZAC Day dawn service at Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory in Australia.

The service started at exactly 6am with a an introduction, hymn and Wreathlaying from different dignitaries, singing the National Anthem of Australia and New Zealand and prayer from Military chaplain. During the Dawn Service the atmosphere was very solemn and I felt something different and realize how lucky we are today. Because of their sacrifice, we have democracy and freedom to cherish.

ANZAC Parade along Knuckey St.

ANZAC Parade along Knuckey St.

After the service, I went to Smith Mall to wait for the Annual ANZAC Day Parade. Despite the burning heat, kids, young and old line up along Knuckey Street to witness the Parade .

To recall, The Australian and New Zealand forces landed on Gallipoli on 25 April, meeting fierce resistance from the Ottoman Turkish defenders.

What had been planned as a bold stroke to knock Turkey out of the war quickly became a stalemate, and the campaign dragged on for eight months. At the end of 1915 the allied forces were evacuated, after both sides had suffered heavy casualties and endured great hardships.

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