On Anzac Day, at memorials and ceremonies across the country, and around the world, we remember those who served our nation when they were called to do so.
We honour the courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) that lives on today.
Defence senior leaders and personnel are supporting Anzac Day ceremonies in Australia and around the world.
The Chief of the Defence Force, General Angus Campbell and the Secretary of Defence, Mr Greg Moriarty attended the Anzac Day service at the Delhi War Cemetery in India.
In his remarks, General Campbell acknowledged the bravery and countless acts of courage from the Australians and Indians who fought side-by-side at Gallipoli.
“Today, we acknowledge the courage and sacrifice of our current and former service men and women who have served and died in all conflicts, and our allies and partners who have served alongside them,” General Campbell said.
“The service and sacrifice displayed by the ANZAC’s at Gallipoli laid the foundations of the modern Australian Defence Force and shaped our national character.
“The freedom we have known does not come without a price. From the periled landing on the Gallipoli peninsula 107 years ago, to our more recent operations in the Middle East, we pause alongside all Australians to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
“The ADF has a long history of protecting Australia and its interests from those who may do us harm. Today, there are many ADF personnel deployed on operations or working overseas, who carry the legacy of those who have served before them and continue to uphold the Anzac spirit.
“Today is also an opportunity to thank our Defence families and the Australian community for their ongoing support in remembering those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation.
“Lest we forget,” General Campbell said.