Monday, 25 April 2016

Anzac Day

A special day today, it's called ANZAC DAY
Australia and New Zealand Army Corps.

Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders "who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations" and "the contribution and suffering of all those who have served." Observed on 25 April each year, Anzac Day was originally to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire during World War I.
Anzac Day is also observed in the Cook Islands, Niue, Pitcairn Islands, and Tonga, and previously also as a national holiday in Papua New Guinea and Samoa.
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22 comments:

  1. A special to remember and honor those who have given so much.

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  2. A well deserved celebration for those we shall never foget. Hug G

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  3. Thoughts to those who have lost loved ones.

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  4. First I heard of this. Thank you for this enlightening post

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  5. A solemn day for Remembrance of the Sacrifice.
    "Lest We Forget".
    Colin

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  6. Bood memories to those people who devote their lives in defense of justice and freedom.

    Kisses

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  7. We are just back from the Perth dawn service. I like your graphic.

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  8. apart from passing thoughts of thanks to those who fought for the peace we have today, I largely ignore ANZAC day.

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  9. Always a good day to remember.
    Merle............

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  10. agreed with each word written for them ,in my land we also remember our martyred soldiers with same emotions and respect heads of to them

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  11. This is a big day in my family. Dad is a returned Viet vet, so we participated without fail every year, even in our little town of 100 people. It always evokes smells of rosemary for me as we pinned sprigs of the herbs on our clothes as we entered the service.

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  12. They certainly deserve honor and memories.

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  13. Winston Churchill said it best. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

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  14. "We shall remember them"

    Good post.

    All the best Jan

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  15. ANZAC Day is such a special, most solemn day...Lest We Forget...

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  16. Margaret. always love your stories ! cheers for the remembering and dedications. God bless you.

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