ANZAC by Sophia and Nayleigh (ANZAC stands for Australia New Zealand Army…
ANZAC by Sophia and Nayleigh
ANZAC stands for Australia New Zealand Army Corps - Nayleigh
ANZAC day is a public holiday for Australia and New Zealand - Sophia.c
The date of ANZAC day is on the 25th April.- Sophia.c
The ANZAC's were all volunteers - Nayleigh
It was officially named ANZAC day in 1916 - Nayleigh
The first dawn service on an ANZAC Day was in 1923.
ANZAC Day was not a public holiday in Australia until 1921. - Nayleigh
ANZAC Day was not a public holiday in New Zealand until 1921. - Nayleigh
The Gallipoli Peninsula is very near the famous ancient city of Troy. - Nayleigh
More than 11,000 ANZACs died at Gallipoli and more than 23,500 were wounded - Sophia.c
Anzac biscuits were created by wives of soldier’s who wanted to bake healthy goodies for their men. They lacked egg and milk, so kept for a long time and didn’t spoil during transport.
The Poppy as a symbol comes from Canadian John McCrae’s WWI poem. In Flanders Fields. It was used as a symbol by the Canadians for their Rememberance Day, and has been adapted as a reminder of the loss of all veterans in all wars.
In Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands and Niue, ANZAC Day is also commemorated to honour their soldiers who participated to the campaign.
ANZAC Day is commemorated in France in the towns of Le Quesnoy and Longueval.
Services are held at dawn because in battle, dawn was the best time to attack the enemy. Soldiers would wake in the dark so at the first signs of light they were alert and awake.
The wearing of rosemary on ANZAC Day is done as a mark of respect for the men who never returned from Gallipoli or later wars. The wearing of it honours the memory of those brave men.
The ‘Last Post’ is incorporated into funeral and memorial services as a final farewell and symbolizes that the duty of the dead is over and that they can rest in peace.