25 Apr 2015

#LestWeForget - Anzac tributes on social media

6:01 pm on 25 April 2015

Politicians, sports stars and other prominent New Zealanders and Australians have taken to social media to express their feelings this Anzac Day.

Prime Minister John Key and Labour Party leader Andrew Little were among thousands of people who posted messages on Twitter, as the country paused to look back 100 years to the Anzac landings in Gallipoli.

So far, there have been more than 27,000 tweets about Anzac Day.

There have also been more than 16,000 tweets with the #LestWeForget handle.

Other sports stars to pay their respects to the fallen and those who served include Australian cricketers Shane Warne and Michael Clarke.

New Zealand singer Brooke Fraser, comedian Dai Henwood and Australian actor Hugh Jackman also took to their Twitter accounts to record their thoughts on the centenary.