Today is a national public holiday because it is ANZAC day. There are commemorations all over country and considered by many as one of the most important days in the Nations calendar. It is the day Australians and New Zealanders remember those who died in war and the reason for fighting.
It has often been said that as a nation we celebrate our greatest loss in war but I think this is missing the point. Gallipoli was our greatest loss but ANZAC day has come to mean more in the nations psyche as for many it was a nation defining moment. What is interesting is that every year there is an increase of young people attending the dawn services.
How does this relate to textiles? Have you ever thought about power and textiles? A flag is a cloth of power as people all over the world have died under them defending ideals.