When the annual Anzac Day Parade winds through Brisbane's streets thousands of people turn up to pay their respects to those servicemen and women who have served in all wars past and present. Anzac Day (April 25th)is a public holiday in both Australia and New Zealand.
This year two RAAF Hornets roared overhead to mark the start of the parade in Brisbane. The parade included elderly veterans in wheelchairs, vintage army vehicles and even vintage taxis. There were servicemen and women of all divisions, mounted police, marching bands and various veterans' groups.
Earlier today about 10,000 people gathered in Brisbane for the dawn service to mark the 97th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing.
Australians and New Zealanders have not forgotten those who have made the supreme sacrifice and those who have fought to protect us.
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CLODO (24902) 2012-04-28 1:44
They seem proud of what they have done, old and young men with a lot of medals showing that they fought against the ennemy.
congratulations for them, .... and for you!
Jeppo (17623) 2012-04-28 2:48
it's thanks to TE that I discovered ANZAC day and that both Italy and Austrialia have a common pubblic holiday
maybe the three guys look more like to bikers than to servicemen...but the shot is interesting anyhow
gunbud (34052) 2012-06-10 18:18
The proud veterans are well represented in this fine marching portrait.
Their sacrifices can never be adequately praised.