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    Posted: 26 Apr 2010 at 17:28
Yesterday was ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand. In the small rural city that I live teachers like myself gathered our students, the bands got themselves together, cadets formed into their company's and squadrons and the veterans of WW2 and Vietnam lead the march through our city streets. In evidence where people wearing the medels of fathers and grandfathers. In my pocket was the service medel of my grandmother's brother who did not return from WW1. Around Australia their were dawn services. In Turkey and France there were services held in commemoration of the men who fell.
 
Australia and New Zealand commemorate it's war dead on the 25th of April, the morning that in 1915 the Australian and New Zealand troops landed in what was to be called Anzac Cove in Gallipoli. The day was not a victory. Australian's and New Zealands went on to fight larger and more sussesful battles, but April 25th 1915 was the first time Australians and New Zealander went into action together for the first time.
 
I was wonder that kind of Rememberance Day's (we have Rememberance Day in Australia, but it's not as big as Anzac Day) other countries have. What battles are remembered? What customs observed?
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Here in the US we have Veteran's Day. I don't know which battle is the more remembered or discussed now a days in US schools? But one battle that sticks out in my mind that seems to be more frequently mentioned within the medium of television with a corresponding photo is the battle of Iwo Jima when the Marines (Plus a Navy Corpsman) were photographed raising the US flag on top of Mount Suribachi.

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Armistice Day (November 11) is still I thnk the most celebrated in England, though I don't think the whole country goes silent for two minutes at 11 am the way it did when I was young.

Luxembourg celebrates Liberation Day - the day the US forces arrived in Luxembourg in September 1944. That wasn't the end of things here however, thanks to the Battle of the Bulge.

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Anzac - Gallipoli I have already been in Gallipoli actually and I enjoyed the staying in the old part of Anzac for this time and visiting the historical monuments there. I took a private guide to visit troy, gallipoli Palace and anzac I can say that these places are fantastic http://www.toursingallipoli.com One of the best best tour I have ever joined. it was really well planned, and our guide was excellent I really enjoyed to see historical monuments. It was great.
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