April 25: Recalling sacrifices and service for greater benefit

Commentary On April 25th, two important events will stand out. They have similarities, but they occur at different times in different countries and involve different people such as Australians, New Zealanders, Turks, and Chinese. What happened in Gallipoli, Turkey on April 25, 1915 is well known to most Australians and New Zealanders. Anzac Day remembers the sacrifices of the 16,000 Australian and New Zealand corps that landed in Gallipoli. It also commemorates Australians and New Zealanders who have served or continue to serve in other military and peacekeeping operations. It is also an important Turkish day to commemorate the Turkish soldiers who died in Galipoli. What happened in Beijing on April 25, 1999 is not widely known. Still, this day is important for millions of people in China and around the world who practice Falun Gong, a Buddhist traditional spiritual practice based on the principles of meditation and truth, compassion, and tolerance. It’s a memorable day. .. ..