On this important day, millions of people honour the heroes and remember together.
About the design
The Evermore top focuses on commemorating the ANZACs at the Gallipoli Peninsula during the first World War in 1915. The Evermore top honours the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who lost their lives fighting for freedom in the first World War.
WW1 saw the greatest number of Australian deaths between both the first and second world wars. World War one saw 30,912 Australians killed in action, 12,992 to wounds, 14,439 to illness and many more. Illness being the third-highest cause of death shows the huge toll which disease had on the soldiers fighting at WW1.
The Devil's Rope
Barbed wire is seen behind the marching soldiers. Although the nicknamed "Devil's Rope" was invented in 1860 in France, the first World War saw it adopt more menacing qualities.
It became an important element to trench fortifications; “to keep in and to keep out”.
The deep red shades used as the base colour on this top represents the blood shed and fatalities from the first World War. Below the soldiers and barbed wire, the slogan; “Their name liveth for evermore” is written in red, contrasting against the black silhouette.
The bottom hem of the top is printed with red poppies, which symbolises the blood of the fallen soldiers.
On the left breast of the top, “Lest We Forget” is written, with the Australian and New Zealand national flags crossed over. This pays respect to the ANZACs who fought for freedom.
The back of the top shows the silhouette of a soldier paying respect in front of barbed wire.