In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the ANZUS Defence Alliance, today Mr Barack Obama will touch down in Australia for the first time as being President. After three set-backs, President Obama’s Australian visit has been a long awaited one, and, as the strongest ally and greatest friend of the Australian nation, will be welcomed with open arms.
With 2011 also marking the 10th Anniversary of the devastation witnessed by the American nation on September 11 2001, President Obama’s visit to the land down under is sure to tighten the already secure ties between Australia and the United States. With Mr Obama’s itinerary still under wraps, it has however, been announced that he will address the Australian Parliament on November 17 2011.
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In the wake of perhaps America’s greatest triumph in bringing the leader of al-Qaeda, Osama Bin Laden to justice, a decade after the merciless attacks that saw 2,974 people from over 90 countries lose their lives –the 2011 September 11 Silver Proof Commemorative Medal is also still available at Downies. With all proceeds donated to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, each commemorative medal is an official tribute to the immense loss that occurred on that fateful day.