27 Apr '15, 12pm
Honors are given to commemorate the 100th anniversary of #ANZACDay in Singapore. #PartnershipsMatter
SINGAPORE (NNS) -- Senior officials from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the United States and countries across the Asia Pacific region gathered for a sunrise ceremony April 25, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day at the Kranji War Memorial Cemetery. ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance shared by Australia and New Zealand and commemorates the Australian and New Zealand service members who fought in the Gallipoli Campaign in Turkey, against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. More than 8,000 ANZACs were killed and more than 18,000 injured in the campaign. While the operation ended in failure for the allies and a great loss of life on all sides, for the ANZAC nations it became the genesis of their national day of remembrance, and was also commemorated in Turkey with widely attended ceremonies over the weekend....