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Parade at Anzac Day (April 25th) Brisbane

Wikipedia: Anzac Day is a National public holiday in Australia and is commemorated by Australia and New Zealand on 25 April every year to honour members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I. It now more broadly commemorates all those who died and served in military operations for the country.

Editorial on Saturday in the Weekend Australian: Anzac Day runs deeper than nationalism or military pride. Today's Anzacs are defending our nation against global terrorism with all the distinction of their forerunners who scaled the Gallipoli cliffs 94 years ago, and stopped the Japanese at Milne Bay in 1942. The nation also honour our 102,000 war dead, including 61,000 in World War I, 39,000 in World War II, 340 in Korea, 521 in Vietnam and smaller numbers in other conflicts. Anzac Day honours those who sacrificed all to allow Australians to live in peace.