Australia and New Zealand to Mark ANZAC Day in Manila

Australia and New Zealand will jointly commemorate the centenary of the 1915 Gallipoli Campaign in Manila in the Philippines at a dawn service, which will be held in Fort Bonifacio at 5:30 a.m. on April 25.

“The courage, resilience and mateship they (Australia and New Zealand Army Corps) have shown has had a lasting influence on our national character” Bill Tweddell, Australian Ambassador to Manila, said at a press conference.

“As we (…) ponder the loss of many thousands of cherished sons of Australia, New Zealand and Turkey, we should reflect on the horrors of war and the enormously destructive forces of nationalism and militarism which sadly are all too common today,” Tweddell said.

“The ANZAC spirit lives on today as we seek to forge a just international order that respects democracy, human rights, religious tolerance and peaceful means of conflict resolution.”

Article Source: GMA News, Michaela del Callar, April 18, 2015

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