Saturday, April 25, 2009

ANZAC Day

They shall not grow old,
as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn,
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will Remember Them.

LEST WE FORGET

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Thank you to Bronny, I was going to look this up but found she had posted it already
What is ANZAC Day?
ANZAC Day – 25 April – marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they soon took in that name endures to this day.
We recognise 25 April as an occasion of national commemoration. Commemorative services are held at dawn – the time of the original landing – across the nation. Later in the day, ex-servicemen and women meet and join in marches through the major cities and many smaller centres. Commemorative ceremonies are held at war memorials around the country. It is a day when Australians reflect on the many different meanings of war.

4 comments:

CindyMae said...

That is a great way to appreciate those who fight for your country! We do the same thing in America but it is called Veterans Day and it is for all those who have served in the military during war or not. I think it is great to remember those who serve our country!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Probably, all countries have holidays like this, they help us remember what we are and where our roots are.
Happy Anzac Day Marie!

PaulineD said...

Lest we forget

Bette said...

The day commemorates the ANZACs at Gallipoli, a disastrous event in the history of the WW1, but coincidentally it also commemorates the significant defeat of the Germans at Villers-Bretoneux, another day for national pride.

Lest We Forget