ANZAC

According to the Australia War Memorial website, ANZAC is the acronym formed from the initial letters of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. This was the formation in which Australian and New Zealand soldiers in Egypt were grouped before the landing on Gallipoli in April 1915."  Later, individual soldiers were often referred to as ANZAC.  

 

We saw many war memorials scattered throughout Australia, as most towns have a memorial dedicated to those that have fallen in the two world wars.  'Lest We Forget' was a common phrase found engraved on them.  The Aussies hold veterans in high regard.

"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."  
Laurence Binyon, For the Fallen, 1914

Shrine of Remembrance,

              Melbourne

Remembering the war horses, 

a water trough...

Tributes in Adelaide

Memorial on a hill overlooking Alice Springs

Tribute at Bondi Beach, Sydney

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