Anzacs of Aotearoa New Zealand
ANZAC refers to the soldiers from Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia who served in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the First World War and were initially formed in 1915 to participate in the Gallipoli invasion. Over 100,000 New Zealanders served in World War I, with more than 18,000 losing their lives and around 41,000 listed as injured. Later, over 140,000 New Zealanders would serve overseas in the Second World War, with around 11,900 losing their lives.
Anzac Day is held annually on April 25 as a national day of remembrance to commemorate those who served and those who died in all international wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.