The Importance Of Anzac Day

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Anzac Day is on the 25th of April each year. Anzac day marks the landing of the ANZACs in Gallipoli in 1915. The day serves as a reminder for troops that have served in all wars. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The day can be interpreted in many different ways and is not always appreciated.

Many people believe that Anzac Day is important because it is important to pay our respects to loved ones who have fought to keep us and our country safe. Telegraph.co states “… for Australia, the landing at Gallipoli and subsequent battle were both a tragedy and a source of great national pride…” This means that we lost many brave Australians, however, the Anzacs fighting for us gave Australia great pride. Also, Australian’s
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History.com states “…the Dardanelles Campaign, was an unsuccessful attempt … The campaign began with a failed naval attack…” Because of the failed landing and the unsuccessful attempt to capture the Dardanelles, many people believe Anzac Day to be a day of failure. After 8000 deaths and many more injuries, Anzac troops began evacuating during December 1915 and completed the evacuation early January 1916. Many people believe that we shouldn’t recognise Anzac Day because it does not recognise Aboriginals. Aboriginal people were given a national apology for little recognition of their service in the war, because of this, many people believe that we should move on; we have recognised and thanked the Aboriginal people for their services and moved on, we should do the same for the Anzacs.

In conclusion, Anzac Day serves as a reminder for the troops that have served in all wars. It is also viewed as a day of failure due to the failed capture of the Dardanelles and future fighting. It is a relevant and important day to celebrate as it is a day for all soldiers fighting and past soldiers that have fought for our nation and the peace of other
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