Every year on April 25th, Australia and New Zealand come together to commemorate ANZAC Day in honor of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought in the Gallipoli Campaign during World War I. But why do we stop and remember this day?
ANZAC Day is a day where we take a step back from our daily lives and remember the sacrifices made by those who fought in the Gallipoli Campaign. It’s a day where we acknowledge the bravery of the soldiers who fought for their countries and their beliefs.
By stopping to commemorate this day, we not only pay tribute to the soldiers who died in the battle, but we also recognize the devastating effects war can have on individuals and on society as a whole. We acknowledge the sacrifices of the families and loved ones of the soldiers who have lost their lives, as well as those who have been injured or suffer from physical and mental scars from the war.
Furthermore, ANZAC Day is not just about the past, it’s also a time to focus on the future. By understanding our history and the sacrifices made by generations before us, we can learn how to be grateful for the peace and stability that we have today. It provides us with a chance to think about the ongoing issues of war and peace, and consider how we can foster a more peaceful and harmonious world for future generations.
We all stop on ANZAC Day to honor the memory of those who gave their lives for our peace and freedom, recognize the devastating effects of war and think about how we can create a more peaceful and harmonious future. It’s a chance to acknowledge our past, present, and future and remember the true meaning of service, sacrifice, and courage. Lest we forget.