|Anzac Day, 25 April, is considered by many as Australia's most important
national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action
fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during World War I.|
The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as the Anzacs - Australian
and New Zealand Army Corps.
History was to remember the original Anzacs for their courage, often against
insurmountable odds, and their readiness to help when called upon in the
service of their country.
Every year Australians reflect and pay homage to the sacrifice of the original
ANZACS, and to those who have followed in the service of their country.
On Anzac Day we participate in commemorative marches and services held
at dawn - the time of the original landing. A dawn service is also held at
Gallipoli in Turkey where an ever increasing number of Australians find their
way each year to honour the sacrifice made by so many.
The stamp series seeks to capture the face of Australia on Anzac Day, as we
commemorate the lives of those that were lost in times of service to their
Each of the five stamps includes a line from The Ode which is synonymous
with the spirit and meaning of Anzac Day in Australia.