Tue. May 26th, 2020

Anzac day commemorated in Palau

A Navy officer hoisted New Zealand’s flag in a ceremony during the Anzac Day commemoration in Palau on April 25. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)

The Anzac day, a national holiday in Australia and New Zealand which honors citizens that “served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations,”had been commemorated in Palau yesterday, April 25 at the Cove Hotel fields.

No less than Palau Vice President Raynold Oilouch, United States Ambassador to Palau Amy Hyatt, and Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of Embassy of Japan in Palau Takeshi Ogino attended the event hosted by the Australian Navy and had also laid a wreath to honor the commemoration.

A few individuals also witnessed the celebration and spent a moment in solemnity.

Anzac Day was originally commemorated to honor the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) who served in the Gallipoli Campaign during the Great War. (By Rhealyn C. Pojas)