Anzac Day – A time to reflect

Department of Defence

For over a century, on Anzac Day, Australians around the nation and the world have paused to remember and commemorate those who have served past and present.

Today’s Australian Defence Force (ADF) continues to answer the call to serve the nation whether that is on operations abroad or closer to home.

Chief of the Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, said the sailors, soldiers and aviators of the ADF have much to be proud of.

“Every day I see our people humbly carry out their duty with excellence and initiative, and display great mateship. This is the essence of the Anzac Spirit,” General Campbell said.

“We remember and honour those who went before us from the Gallipoli landing in 1915 through to the campaigns and operations of today.”

There are currently approximately 2500 ADF personnel deployed on operations and activities, both abroad and domestically, including ADF personnel assisting with disaster relief efforts or supporting the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We also remember and thank the families and communities who love, trust and enable our people to remain resolute in service-this too is part of the Anzac Spirit,” General Campbell said.

“Lest we forget.”

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