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FWA Honours ANZAC Day at Pieta' Military Cemetery

Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna has taken part in this year's commemoration of ANZAC Day organised by the Australian High Commission in Malta at the Pieta Military Cemetery. A wreath was laid at the foot of the Cross of Sacrifice at this cemetery by FWA Chairman Mario Farrugia. Present were Government representatives, foreign legations in Malta, ex-servicemen associations, and representatives of civil society.

Between 1915 and 1916, thousands of A.N.Z.A.C. wounded soldiers from Australia and New Zealand were treated or buried in Malta as a result of the disastrous Gallipoli and Dardanelles Campaigns in the Eastern Mediterranean. During that period, Malta was turned into a gigantic naval and military hospital base home to almost thirty hospitals earning her the much-deserved sobriquet of 'Nurse of the Mediterranean'.

ANZAC Day is marked every year on the 25th of April.

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