Anzac Day occurs on the 25th of April each year. It
commemorates all New Zealanders killed in war and also honours all of those servicemen and women that survived.
The date itself marks the anniversary of the landing of New Zealand, Australian and Canadian soldiers – the Anzacs – in Gallipoli in 1915. The aim was to capture Gallipoli which was still held by the Turkish. 8,500 Australians and 2,800 New Zealanders died during this battle.
We recognise this day because it is important to all people to show respect to the men and women that went to war, to fight for our country and our pride. Many people died there, but the battle that they fought we were victorious in. The people that died showed bravery to fight when hearing gun fire and not freak out, they were loyal to our country and we thank them for their bravery.