Saturday, April 24, 2010

ANZAC Day


The ANZAC display at Picton RSA.
The day we remember the men and women who fought in the world wars, and those who didn't come home.


Lest we forget.

13 comments:

elena marin-alexe said...

Locations must never forget!

rainfield61 said...

History keeps reminding us.

JamericanSpice said...

We should not forget at all and those who don't know should learn.

suituapui said...

All the unsung heroes, may God bless their souls, may they rest in peace.

Life Ramblings said...

Happy Anzac Day!

Glennis said...

Not a joyful day, but one of sadness and remembrance of people who died far from home fighting for freedom.

Pooch Morning Glory said...

ours is nov 11 and its called remembrance day
~laura

Jan said...

Yes a very poignant day. I have been amazed the number of people that have not heard of ANZAC Day, even though, apart from the marches and services in NZ and Aus, there are big services in Gallipoli and France.
Blessings

Jan said...

Dear Glennis, Thanks for your comment on my page about ANZAC Day. You might be interested in the poem The Ode comes from, if you didn't click my link. Scroll down when you get there.

http://www.defence.gov.au/Army/history/ode.htm

All the best for your week.
Blessings - Jan

Jan said...

The two verses written on my post are the ones that are most familiar and recited at the ANZAC services. We shed a few tears yesterday too, and were too overcome to say grace... the service from France was on.
My email is jandante01@gmail.com if you would like to add to your address book.
Blessings
Jan

roughterrain crane said...

If a person has ears to hear the voice of a history, it becomes able to speak eloquently anytime anywhere.
Thanks for your post.

Karin said...

Saw the reference to ANZAC over at Jan's blog. Up here in Canada our special day to remember is Remembrance November 11th, especially with a two minute silence at 11:00 a.m. Some call it Poppy Day, Armistice Day or even Veteran's Day. Recently our last veteran of WW1 died. This is a link to the story. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/02/18/war-veteran018.html

Thanks for your visit!! We've got a nephew, a seismologist, in Wellington, NZ!!

claude said...

That reminds me the Veteran Day in America.
Here we have the 11th of november about the 1rst WW. The last Veteran was alive on the next 11.11 and he died a few months after.
We have the 8th of May about the 2nd WW.
We have to remember all the men and women died for our freedom included some soldiers from New-Zeland.