You may be wondering where unity comes into this. Well, Gallipoli is recognised in Australia as defining the birth of nationhood in what was then a very new nation - the Commonwealth of Australia had only come into being on 1 January, 1901 as a self-governing entity but was still tied to the British Empire as a Dominion. It holds similar significance in New Zealand. This horrific baptism of fire helped to unify a new country and from it has developed the Australian view of itself as a nation.
So here and in New Zealand we mark 25 April as ANZAC Day, a time when we remember all those who have perished to preserve our way of life. In recent years there has been an ever increasing number of visitors who attend the traditional dawn service at Lone Pine on the Gallipoli Peninsula while here dawn services are held throughout the country and are followed by parades of servicemen and women, both those serving now and those who fought at other times and in other places.
Now it's over a hundred years since Gallipoli and there are no more surviving Anzacs but we still remember them.
Lest we forget.