Sunday, April 7, 2013

Oregon Army National Guard commemorates ANZAC Day at Camp Withycombe

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20130407-Z-PL993-015, a photo by oregonmildep on Flickr.
The 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oregon Army National Guard, Color Guard posts the national colors of the United States of America, Australia and New Zealand during the ANZAC Day ceremony held at Camp Withycombe, Clackamas, Ore. April 7.

Traditionally held at dawn, this ceremony marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during World War I and commemorates the battle-forged friendships formed when the 41 Division fought alongside the Australian and New Zealand armed forces in Papua New Guinea and the Philippines in World War II.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Jason van Mourik, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs.

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