Soldiers remembered on Anzac Day
The thousands of soldiers who lost their lives during World War I were remembered today at the Barbados Military Cemetery, Needham’s Point, St Michael as Australian and New Zealand representatives acknowledged Anzac Day.
Anzac Day, marked on April 25, is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served or died in conflicts and peacekeeping operations, including the Gallipoli Campaign, during the 1914 to 1918 World War.
The remembrance and wreath laying service was attended by Attorney General Dale Marshall, Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson and New Zealand High Commissioner Anton Ojala who addressed the small gathering.
“For eight long months Australian and New Zealand troops fought alongside those in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, France, India and Newfoundland . . . . As we gather here we seek not to glorify war but to remember those who have fought and died. We remind ourselves of the importance of seeking peace and not war,” Ojala said. (TG)