Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere tend to forget how much the Aussies, Kiwis, South Africans, and colonial troops contributed in WWI, WWII, and to later conflicts.
April 25th is ANZAC Day, but it will be observed on April 27 this year. It honors the men and women who served in the Australian and New Zealand forces in wars ranging from the Boer War to Vietnam, the East Timor conflict, and other fields of battle.
Why April 25? Gallipoli began that day, in 1915. The Australian War memorial, which is an amazing museum and highly, highly worth visiting, has an excellent history of ANZAC Day. We in the US don’t often realize just what a terrible percent of their military-age young men Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and other parts of the Commonwealth have lost in WWI, WWII, and other conflicts.
Lest We Forget.