For Australians, the Anzac Centenary will be one of the most significant commemorations to take place during their lifetime. It will be a time for Australians to contemplate the legacy of those who have gone before them over the last century, and those who never returned to their families or friends.
The Australian Defence Force has a rich history of service to the nation and continues to honour the Anzac spirit. The Australian Defence Force's character and values are strongly influenced by the service and sacrifice of our forebears.
The period from August 2014 to Remembrance Day 2018 will encompass a number of historical milestones on Australia's involvement in conflicts including anniversary events in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Indonesian Confrontation and the Vietnam War.
Australian Defence Force members have recorded personal messages that reflect what the Centenary of Anzac means to them. 100 messages, reflecting on 100 years of Anzac, will be published every week in the lead up to Anzac Day 2016, and in the months that follow, to highlight the significance of the Anzac Centenary to current serving members of the ADF.
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Defence thanks the Australian public for its ongoing support in remembering those who have paid the ultimate price in service to our nation.
We also thank the public for its understanding of the limits of Defence support that can be provided to the numerous domestic and international commemoration activities during the Centenary, including Anzac Day 2016.
To request Defence ceremonial support, please visit the Ceremonial Support Request page on the Ceremonial site.