Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Anzac Day 2018

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.


  1. The Australian and NZ soldiers made an important contribution to WW1, and I believe that 10,000 of them lost their lives in Gallipoli, a place that I have visited in the Dardanelles Penninsular, Turkey.

  2. Es un hecho que hay que recordar, para que sea conocido por distintas generaciones.


  3. It's a shame we humans have to commemorate wars, that we cannot live in and celebrate peace instead. A lovely tribute, Margaret.

  4. The ceremony at Villers Bretonneux - a major victory for the Aussie diggers was absolutely amazing and I had no idea the attack started 3 years to the day after the calamity of Gallipoli.
    An amazing co-incidence and that speech by the French Prime Minister will have to go down in ANZAC history as the best ever. I thought the JFK's "Ich Bin Ein Berliner" was the best I have ever heard but this one was so moving. It had me in tears as did it to the thousands who were there as shown by the roving TV cameras. "Vive la France and Vive L'Australie"
    Lovely tribute Margaret.

  5. such days bring both kinds of emotions together
    sorrow for people who sacrificed for the life of civilians
    and pride to keep them alive in minds forever