ANZAC Day (Public Holiday)

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Every year, on 25 April, we remember all who have served, and especially those who did not return from war. We do so not to glorify war, or to signify a deep-seated enmity towards another people. Australians have never exhibited the militarism which has marked the history of some nations. Ours has always been a reserved patriotism—which is expressed as a commitment to serving the nation when there is a job that needs doing, before a return to a quiet life of family, home and friends.

Michael Pezzullo
Secretary, Department of Home Affairs

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