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In Commemoration of ANZAC Day


Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
April 23, 2009

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On April 25, the American people join Australians and New Zealanders across the globe in remembering and honoring those who have served with distinction in the defense forces of their countries over many decades.

ANZAC Day is a day of respect and remembrance, a day to mark a defining event for Australia and New Zealand - Gallipoli - where courage and loyalty demonstrated the intrepid character of two young nations, whose heroes now rest in peace in the soil of a friendly country.

The United States recognizes the profound importance of the ANZAC tradition to the history and cultural identity of both countries. Along with you, we pay our respects and express gratitude to your dedicated troops. Most importantly, along with you, we remember.



PRN: 2009/367

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