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. . .And in the Morning, We Shall Remember Them

Anzac Commemoration Held in Bali on April 25, 2108
The Australian Consulate-General in Bali, along with representatives of the New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta, held a small pre-dawn serviceto commemorate Anzac Day on April 25, 2018.

Each year on April 25th, Australians and New Zealanders around the world and in Bali gather to remember the servicemen and women who have served their nation in times of war, in conflicts, and on peacekeeping operations.

The Anzac tradition was first established on April 25, 1915, in World War I when thousands of young Australian and New Zealand Army Corps troops landed on the shores of Gallipoli in Turkey at dawn to begin a hard-fought campaign that lasted eight months. Australians and New Zealanders observe the anniversary of the landing each year at ceremonies around the world.

“As we pause to honor the past and the Anzac spirit, we also recognize today’s veterans, the young men and women who have returned from places like Afghanistan and Iraq. We honor their sacrifice through our remembrance” said Australian Consul-General, Dr Helena Studdert.

”The Anzac spirit lives in the hearts and minds of all Australians as we acknowledge the courage and sacrifice of those who contributed so much in shaping the identity of our proud nation” added Dr Studdert.

The Anzac Day ceremony at the Australian Consulate-General was attended by Counselor of New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta, Barbara Welton; representatives of the Australian Defense Force; and crew members from HMAS Broome. Also in attendance were representatives of the Bali Provincial Government and more than 200 Australians and New Zealanders in Bali.

On hand to sing both the New Zealand and Australian national anthems at the sunrise commemoration were members of the Bali Community Choir under the direction of Brendan O’Donnell.

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