Why do we celebrate Anzac Day?• Anzac Day is celebrated on the 25th April every year.• It is a commemoration for the New Zealanders and Australians that were killed in war.• The date is an anniversary of the day the New Zealanders and Australian landed on the beach in Gallipoli, Peninsula, 1915.
The Red Poppy• The red poppy is now a symbol of remberance.• People in many countries wear red poppies to symbolize the rememberance of those who died.• The ﬁrst day the poppies went on sale was the year after, the day before Anzac day. Many poppies sold out.• Exactly 245,059 small poppies were sold, and 15,157 large. The poppy day soon became very big.
The Landing • When the ANZACS landed in Gallipoli, they had been taken to the wrong place. • They landed on the beach instead of where they were supposed to land. • Therefore, the Turks were ready for them. • Many soldiers didnt make it off the boats.
Poem:Here is a poem written by Laurence Binyon: For the FallenThey shall not grow old, as we who 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.
How many people were killed in war?• Hundereds and thousands of brave soldiers lost their lives in this great war.• Exactly 87,000 Turkish men,• 44,000 men from the British Empire and France,• 8,500 Australians, and 2,721 New Zealanders.