In focus

The Australian Army is a large, diverse organisation that operates in Australia and overseas. In focus creates a greater understanding of Army by highlighting our professional activities and people. 

Anzac Day

An Australian Army soldier salutes at an ANZAC Day dawn service.

ANZAC Day is one of Australia’s most important national commemorative occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

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Dawn Service

ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, 2011.

The Dawn Service observed on ANZAC Day has its origins in a military routine that is still followed by the Australian Army today.

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For the fallen

Private Emmett from Australia's Federation Guard pays her respects to the grave of an Australian soldier.

In most ceremonies of remembrance there is a reading of an appropriate poem designed to help the listener understand the experiences of service people and their relatives in wartime.

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In Flanders Fields

Normandy American Cemetary and Memorial at Omaha Beach, France

In most ceremonies of remembrance there is a reading of an appropriate poem designed to help the listener understand the experiences of service people and their relatives in wartime.

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The Last Post

Military personnel salute as the Last Post is sounded at Multi National Base Tarin Kot, Afghanistan.

The Last Post is one of a number of bugle calls in military tradition that mark the phases of the day.

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