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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : April 22nd 2009
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, April 23, 2009 11 STREETVIEW Anzac Day's meaning Genevieve Jarrett Wasseem Shaikh Jordan Warren Naveed Ansaudi Jessica Gordon Anzac Day is the anniversary of the Anzac landing on Gallipoli in 1915, and a day of remembrance for past military sacrifice. We asked residents what Anzac Day means to them, and how they felt about there being no public holiday this year. Jordan Warren, Breakfast Point ''I'm actually going to a Japanese drama workshop called Zen Zen on that day. There should be a public holiday for Anzac Day. I used to go to the march because my brother went to Trinity and they took part in it.'' Genevieve Jarrett, Strathfield ''My grandpa was in the war, though he never actually fought. He has a badge and when I was little we would all go to watch the march through the city. The best thing about the day, though, is having Anzac cookies.'' Wasseem Shaikh, Lakemba ''I'm from India and I've only been here for two years. On Anzac Day I usually rest at home and to me it's such an ordinary thing. It has something to do with soldiers fighting in the war and about paying tribute to them. There are a lot of days in India to celebrate things or war, but they're just holidays.'' Naveed Ansardi, Strathfield ''I think it's a nation's day. Anzac Day means to salute the soldiers because they've done a very good job. It's about praying for them and remembering them. The day is a good thing. I've been to the march before at Martin Place and taken pictures.'' Jessica Gordon, Mosman ''I don't do anything on Anzac Day because I'm so anti-war. The government is so corrupt and just about making people go to war. People used to change their age just so they could get conscripted. I think it's good to celebrate those that went to war and have died. I think, good on them. But something like Afghanistan, the government is just sending more troops over and just trying to take over the country.'' OPINION
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