ANZAC Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day we remember all Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. The spirit of ANZAC, with its human qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity. Today, ceremonies will be held in towns and cities across the nation to acknowledge the service of our veterans. As arguably one of the most sacred days on the Australian calendar, surely the day speaks for itself and yet earlier this year, the Federal Government caused a furore with potential plans to brand the day in preparation for the 100th Anniversary.
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