Today is a significant day in Australia's short history. It is the 95th Anniversary of the landings of the combined Australian and New Zealand Army Corp at Gallipoli in Turkey on the 25th of April, 1915. The landings were at the behest of Winston Churchill and the Admiralty in Britain to try and force a passage through the Dardanelles to the Black Sea. Unfortunately all that was gained was a terrible loss of life on the side of both the ANZACs and the Turks.
In Australia and New Zealand it has become the main day to remember those who served in the armed forces of both nations in conflicts around the globe - and to remember the sacrifice made by those who didn't come home or who, like my great-grandfather, came home injured.
To those who are still serving - thank you. To those who gave it all, Lest We Forget.