UNFICYP commemorates Anzac Day with dawn service in Nicosia
The United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) commemorated Anzac Day 2016 with a dawn service at Wayne's Keep Cemetery in Nicosia on Monday.
Attendees at the service received a pinned rosemary sprig on their lapels, while Australian High Commissioner to Cyprus, Alan Sweetman, welcomed UNFICYP Head of Mission Lisa Buttenheim who was among those who attended the service.
Wreaths were also laid during the early morning service where UNFICYP Chief-of-Staff Colonel Tim Wildish addressed congregants.
Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.
...we shall remember them— Australia In Cyprus (@AusHCCyprus) April 25, 2016
ANZAC Day 2016. https://t.co/nGMutxffcd
Observed on April 25 each year, Anzac Day was originally created to honour members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) who fought at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire during World War I.