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ANZAC Day March

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Each year, marches are held all across Australia as part of commemorations of the ANZACs.  The marches include veterans from all past wars, as well as current servicemen and women and Reserves.

From cities to small towns, the march has long been the centrepiece of ANZAC Day.  Marches were held during the Great War, and became popular with veterans in the 1920s, to honour lost friends and publicly express comradeship.

Traditionally, only veterans who saw active service took part in the March, but it was later relaxed to include those who served in Australia in the armed services or 'land armies', during the Second World War.  Today, many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren march, to represent family members or to assist aged veterans.