Anzac Day 2018 Port Lincoln dawn service

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Up to 50,000 people are expected for the service, the 103rd anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli.

The monument was erected in 1923 to commemorate fallen British soldiers who fought in the first world war and fallen Australian war heroes who fought to defend Sabah, then known as North Borneo, in the second world war.

While we live in hope that today's youth will never know the horror of war, it is important that we honour those who willingly gave their lives so we might enjoy the life and freedoms we have in this still-lucky country.

Mr Dutton said the diggers who came ashore in Turkey 103 years ago had helped forge Australia's national identity. And for this, we will be eternally grateful.

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"For hundreds it would be their last day on earth".

Maj Gen Kelly said Australians and New Zealanders would continue to visit Anzac Cove on April 25 each year, to remember the sacrifices of those who gave up their lives or went home with awful physical and mental scars.

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"I hope the younger generation will reflect upon such memorial service and continue to develop a sense of brotherhood, sense of great spirit in fighting evil, and maintain peace".

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