ANZAC day is considered by many to be Australia’s most important national day. It is on this day that Australians stop to remember and reflect on the sacrifice of the men and women who serve, and have served our nation in times of war and peace.
97 years ago, on a beach in a distant land, thousands of young men displayed extreme courage and determination when they went ashore at dawn on the Gallipoli Peninsular. The actions of these young men created a legend which to this day evokes a sense of pride and passion across the country.
The ANZAC spirit of courage under fire, selflessness and unwavering loyalty, tenacity and mateship has since become a symbol of what we value as Australians. Around 45,000 everyday individuals from all walks of life volunteer their time in support of these values and make up the Australian Reservists. The Reservists are a fundamental part of our Defence Forces and help to safeguard the security of our country as well as contributing to the support of local and national communities.
TMS Consulting is committed to supporting employees who are members of the Australian Defence Force Reserves and has been endorsed as a registered supporting organisation. In the past we have also sponsored events with the Defence Officers in Business. All of us can show our support and actively remember those brave individuals who have given their lives in service to our proud nation. So whether you attend dawn service, march alongside a relative or simply bake some biscuits to share with your friends over a cuppa… the important factor is that the ANZAC spirit lives on through our generations.
Lest we Forget
Further information on the ANZACs can be found on the following websites.
- The Australian War Memorial has an online exhibition that tells the story of the Australians who landed at Gallipoli, and of the creation of the Anzac legend.
- The Department of Veterans’ Affairs also sponsors a number of websites about Gallipoli and other theatres of war. Visit the websites to gain an in-depth understanding of Gallipoli and the Anzacs and the Commemoration of Australia’s Wartime Heritage.