For Australasians all over the world, Anzac Day (April 25) is quite possibly the biggest commemoration we have. Today we remember our boys and girls in uniform who fought, served and died for the freedom we have today. The occasion remembers the disastrous Gallipoli Campaign, which began on 25 April 1915, and which saw thousands of Australian and New Zealand troops, among others, perish on the sand and in the scrub of the Gallipoli Peninsula. The campaign did little but needlessly shed blood, and is seen in Australia and New Zealand as a baptism of fire, and where the sense of nationhood and the Anzac spirit.
The tagline for today’s logo comes from the Ode of Remembrance, part of which is recited every year at dawn services, and one that brings forth a tear from even the most hardened observer:
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.