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Australian Sailors from Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, held a service at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command headquarters at dawn, April 25.

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Capt. Bruce Legge, Royal Australian Navy, director of operations, Combined Maritime Forces, spoke of the significance of ANZAC Day during the service.

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Australian Sailors from Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility held a wreath laying ceremony at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command headquarters at dawn, April 25. The ceremony honored the 96th anniversary of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landings at Gallipoli, Turkey during World War I. The Gallipoli battle lasted eight months until the Allied forces were evacuated after both sides suffering heavy causalities. In 1916 Australia and New Zealand officially named April 25, ANZAC Day and is a national day of remembrance. Cdr. Aaron Nye, Royal Australian Navy, deputy, director of operations, Combined Maritime Forces, welcomed those in attendance and spoke about the significance of ANZAC Day and how the dawn commemoration is symbolic of the dawn landings at Gallipoli. Australians and New Zealanders celebrate ANZAC Day with memorial services, military parades and festivals to recognize armed forces veterans and active-duty…

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