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Wreaths for a special day

Tevita Vuibau
Thursday, April 26, 2012

ANZAC Day was commemorated in Fiji yesterday with a morning service at the Australian High Commission.

Named for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, the event commemorated the landing of Anzac forces on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey at dawn on April 25, 1915.

In a solemn service, diplomats and representatives of country missions in Fiji laid wreaths at the foot of the Australian flag in a show of respect and appreciation for those who laid down their lives at the altar of freedom.

Highlighted by the reading of the Ode to the Fallen, attendees joined the Australian and New Zealand high commissions in remembering their honoured dead in the dawn stand-to.

Anzac Day is also a time when Australians and New Zealanders honour their servicemen and women who have served and fallen in other conflicts as well as those serving today.





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