They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

~ from the Ode of Remembrance, Laurence Binyon

In Wanaka for ANZAC Day and wish to honour our servicemen and women, past and present?  Join one of  the commemorative ANZAC Day services being held in our region:

Anzac Day is a national day of commemoration observed on 25 April each year. It commemorates those who died serving New Zealand during war and it honours returned servicemen and women, past and present. 25 April marks the day in 1915 when Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landed at Gallipoli in Turkey, the site of New Zealand’s first major battle of World War One with the loss of over 2,700 New Zealand soldiers.

The Anzac Day dawn service is a moving rite of passage for many kiwis. Every year, thousands of Kiwis and Australians – young and old – travel to Gallipoli.

Since the first commemorative services in 1916, Anzac Day has evolved into the observance we know today, with Kiwis and Australians of all ages attending services and events across the world, from dawn until dusk.

We honour the Anzac values of courage, compassion, camaraderie, and commitment and a time we depended on each other as brothers.

Reproduced with thanks from the Queenstown Lakes District Council website.