Image Caption: A New Zealand woman drapes herself with her nation’s flag whilst attending the Dawn Service at the Anzac Commemorative Site in Gallipoli, Turkey, on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Of the 7,473 New Zealand troops that fought at Gallipoli, 2,721 died and 4,752 were wounded. (AAP Image/David Barbeler)
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has paid tribute on Anzac Day to the men and women who have served in Australia and New Zealand’s armed forces.
In a statement issued from Washington on behalf of US President Barack Obama, Mrs Clinton sent her best wishes to both countries.
She made special mention of those soldiers who fought in the Pacific during World War II.
“At that time, the Pacific faced an uncertain future but American, Australian, and New Zealand troops joined together and stood up for the tenets of democracy.
“Because of their sacrifices and dedication, today we enjoy countless freedoms,” the statement said.