The ANZAC Day dawn service at The Cenotaph in Sydney's Martin Place begins at 4.30am. Thousands gather in the pre-dawn darkness to honour fallen soldiers.
The dawn service includes a catafalque contingent, an Ode of Remembrance, Last Post bugle call, a minute's silence, a Reveille played on a bugle and the laying of wreaths.
The Ode of Remembrance (below) is taken from a poem written by the English poet Laurence Binyon. It was first published in The Times (London) on 21 September 1914 and has been recited at commemorative services since 1919.
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