Saturday, April 25, 2015

100 year celebration of ANZAC Day

Dawn Service 100 year celebration of ANZAC Day in Picton New Zealand.










 The crowd was so huge couldn't get anywhere near the ceremony. We all stood in silence except for the singing of our National Anthem and also the Australian Anthem. Amazing just how very many people attended at 6am on a chilly April morning, Picton did the service men and women proud.



 There were many more wreaths but it was too difficult to push my way through to get more of them in photo. I am glad I attended,I did so because Mum always went along and this year she has gone to her reward, only a few days ago. She had been intending to go to the Blenheim celebration with her friend Arthur.













Picton Foreshore looked so peaceful and serene in the early rays of sunshine
These last 2 photos are what the War Memorial looks like in the daylight, taken at Christmas time when it is decorated with a Christmas tree that is beautifully lit up at night.

2 comments:

diane b said...

Picton is beautiful at any time but it looks lovely at dawn.

bettyl-NZ said...

How great that there was such a big turn out. We should never forget what they did for us.