The significance of images on Anzac Day

The term ANZAC comes from the abbreviated letters of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

It is a very emotional time and the images used have played a significant role in continuing the dedication Australians and New Zealanders have for this sombre occasion.

At dawn on April 25 1915, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed on the beaches of Gallipoli in Turkey. It was the first battle these young men faced in WWI and many thousands were killed and injured.

The badge worn on the slouch hats is the rising sun. It is a powerful image that reminds us of the need to build a brighter future and the sacrifice men and women made during this time.

The significance of images on Anzac Day
The rising sun badge

Red poppies are sold throughout both countries and the money is used to help ex-service men and women.

The poppies grew in the fields of Europe where the soldiers fought. Each petal represents the blood left behind on these fields.

The significance of images on Anzac Day
Anzac poppies

The statue of the lone soldier, head bowed forward is a symbol of respect and honour.

The significance of images on Anzac Day
The lone soldier

Many Australians and New Zealanders are proud of their countries efforts during the First World War and the images offer a reminder of the sacrifices others made.

The images of Anzac Day and other important events are powerful emotional triggers that serve to remind us and help us connect with a countries consciousness.

Authors Online
The significance of images on Anzac Day
%d bloggers like this: