Background

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ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance and is observed on 25 April each year. It commemorates those who died serving New Zealand during war and it honours returned servicemen and women, past and present.

On 25 April, we mark the day the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed at Gallipoli in Turkey.  It will be 100 years since the first commemorative services for the ANZAC soldiers this year.

In the past 100 years ANZAC Day has evolved, with Kiwis of all ages attending services and events across New Zealand and the world. Each year, more and more New Zealanders gather to remember the fallen soldiers.

We honour the ANZAC values of courage, compassion, camaraderie and commitment.

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