ANZAC Day reminds Sabah to develop sense of togetherness

ANZAC Day reminds Sabah to develop sense of togetherness

Thousands of people across the Lockyer Valley have gathered at dawn services today to honour Australian servicemen and women and commemorate 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.

The tour bus caught fire as it was heading to the Anzac Day services in Gallipoli, Turkey.

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"Troops during World War I had no radio, no television so the songs they learnt and knew were the songs they learnt in church", Mr Skinner said.

"They are at the core of our people and our goal".

Earlier, New Zealand's army chief Major General Peter Kelly painted picture of the horrors Aussie and Kiwi troops faced that day, as they prepared to go ashore, machine guns pointed at them from cliffs that were still shrouded in darkness.

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"The central theme of the day is to honor those who gave their lives and those who returned, and their families", he said.

43 passengers were making their way to the Anzac Cove Dawn Service when smoke started coming from the engine of their bus and they were told to get off, the Sydney Morning Herald Reports.

"We may have lost all our belongings but by some miracle everyone made it out ok".

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