The 25th April is the day Australia and New Zealand remember their war dead.
On the 25th April 1915 troops from many nations including Australian and New Zealanders landed on the shores of Turkey. The ANZAC forces at a place called Gallipoli or Galliboli by the Turkish people.
The concept was to land move inland attack Constantinople and there by force Turkey out of the war (1914-1918) and bring it too a swift end. The whole operation was a monumental stuff up with the ANZACS being landed in the wrong place up against steep cliffs. For those interested in history this account makes compelling reading.
So out of respect for the Aussies and Kiwis who fought and died the 25th remembers them and all servicemen and women who were killed in wars and 'peace-keeping' operations.
The term A.N.Z.A.C. is an acronym of Australia and New Zealand Army Corp.
"they shall not 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."