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Today we remember those who sacrificed their lives to fight for our country in the First World War. This was the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces, and one that is marked every year on the 25th April.

Our armed forces stormed the shores of Gallipoli in 1914, over 100 years ago, and fought for our freedom. Sadly, many never made it home.

ANZAC day pays tribute to the soldiers who fought those many years ago, and we also pay tribute to our Diggers that uphold the same values in subsequent wars.

Looking back at what each and every one of them fought for, there are lessons we can learn from our ANZACS. Attributes they possess that are familiar in today’s society.

Form strong bonds
Every day we form bonds with people. Whether we are at work, school pick up or speaking with clients, the relationships we form in our lives allow us to continue to develop, encourage others to succeed, and make us feel part of a team.

Stand up for what you believe in
It can be a scary thing. The fear that you may be ridiculed or singled out. However, it can push you towards others with the same values and beliefs, and make you a stronger person.

Working together in times of difficulty
It’s easy to work as a team when things are going well. However, working together in the tough times can be the most challenging. Having the ability and resilience to forge ahead and make good decisions when you’re under pressure can form a strong team spirit.

Find your purpose and be proud
Find what makes you happy and make decisions based around this fulfilment. So with that in mind, find your purpose, live by it, and be proud of what you stand for.

The ANZACS continue to play a big part in the lives of many Australians. And as the sun rises on the 25th of April, we are left remembering what they stood for and how they helped to shape the Australia we know today.

“At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them. Lest we forget.”

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