25 April 2017
AUSTRALIANS AND NEW ZEALANDERS IN SOLOMON ISLANDS COMMEMORATING 102nd ANZAC DAY
On 25 April, several hundred Australians and New Zealanders gathered at the Cenotaph in central Honiara to remember the servicemen and women who have served their nation in times of war, in conflicts or peacekeeping operations.
“On 25 April 1915, we mark the anniversary of that fateful day in 1915 when the ANZACs – our Australia New Zealand Army Corps – strode ashore on Turkey’s Dardanelles, and eight months later, went away again in defeat. The survivors left behind more than 10,000 dead Australians and New Zealanders. 24,000 ANZACs were wounded.” said Australian High Commissioner Rod Brazier.
New Zealand Deputy High Commissioner Tim Breese said “both New Zealand and Australia appreciate the support of the Solomon Islands Government in joining us on this very special day to commemorate the sacrifices of those who have fought and fallen on behalf of our nations”.