The world war 1 was the most significant event to New Zealanders in history as the battle of Gallipoli was part of it which defined us of who we are and where we come from. The battle of Gallipoli is a significant event to New Zealanders as it was the formation of our national identity among other countries and also during this battle we won the heart of Britain which therefore lead to a strong bond with the British. Our victory was the highlight of the event and through thick and thin we did it with great blood and sweat. The Battle of Gallipoli reflected the culture and showcased bravery which defined our nation, even though on the other side of the world our soldiers fought under the name of the British Empire. New Zealand joined WWI because we wanted to show loyalty to Britain Empire as at that stage New Zealand was highly dependent on Britain. It was essential for us to keep an alliance and helping them in the war because this was the best way to keep the bond between Britain, in order for them to protect us. New Zealand thought of their beneficial in regardless of their own identity but during and after the war, the people got more aware of the Kiwi identity.
The above quote summaries the significant of our nation by our soldiers. The 25th of April was officially established as 'Anzac Day' in 1916. To celebrate the significance, every year on the 25th of April Anzac day is celebrated in New Zealand that showcases the remembrance of our soldiers who served our nation. Next year will be 100 years of the Gallipoli battle and New Zealand in WWI, which means that this might be the most significant event celebrated in New Zealand's 21st century. This website defines Anzac Day in depth http://anzac.govt.nz/significance/index.html
On the 25th of April, Anzac day celebrated with pride to remember each individual who lost their lives and fought for our country.
In New Zealand there are almost every town and city that has a war memorial built after the war which shows that New Zealand has coped with their losses and has united as a nation in it's determination to keep faith with the dead. Anzac Day is about the fate of the soldiers who did what they did for our country, the world war 1 in contribution to the battle of Gallipoli snatched away our best and brightest people in an inhumane manner yet this battle gave us an opportunity to be where we are today. Our people were proud to be associated with New Zealand's greatest heroes.