On March 30, Phill King, a retired Artificer Sergeant Major (ASM) of the Australian Army gave a dynamic lecture on the origins and celebration of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day, a day of national observance of equal significance to our observance of Memorial Day each May.
Soon following the lecture, Phill departed for Australia to visit family and friends. While in Australia, he also reunited with former military mates whom he deployed to Somalia in 1993 as part of Operation Solace.
They gathered together on April 25th, ANZAC day with hundreds of other Australian Veterans from all conflicts at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, the capital of Australia. Over 30,000 gathered together to reflect and pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of their current and former military.