MANILA, April 25 – The Philippine Army (PA) joined the annual Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day celebrations at "Libingan ng mga Bayani", Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on Wednesday.
ANZAC Day is the anniversary of the landing of both the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli, Turkey on April 25, 1915, marking their participation in World War I.
Major Harold M. Cabunoc, PA spokesperson, said that top military and defense officials led the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers (TUKS), honoring the legacy and heroism of Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought during World War I.
“We are all here to show our respect and admiration to the heroes of both Australia and New Zealand who served during the war. We must continuously honor them for their selfless service in attaining lasting peace for all mankind," he said.
Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Voltaire T. Gazmin and Army chief Lt. Gen. Emmanuel T. Bautista also joined the commemoration, along with the high-ranking officials of different government agencies together with representatives from the Australia and New Zealand. (PNA)