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Tresayre  (Level: 81.6 - Posts: 362)
Sun, 25th Apr '10 2:35 AM


ANZAC Day – 25 April – is probably Australia's most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
My grandfather fought at Gallipoli, in 1915, he was 22 years old, but he was one of the lucky ones, he came home relatively uninjured.
Post something in this thread for those who have served to make Australia and New Zealand what they are today.

Scrabq  (Level: 76.7 - Posts: 167)
Sun, 25th Apr '10 4:43 AM

It's encouraging that a lot of our young people are observing the ceremonies, young people who have not been to war and some even whose parents have not been involved in wars overseas. It is truly a day of remembrance for Anzacs and for those towns in France that our soldiers defended and where so many died.

Lest we forget.

Surreyman  (Level: 257.4 - Posts: 2766)
Sun, 25th Apr '10 5:17 AM

Only always too willing to honour the ANZACs, amongst the Empire's and Commonwealth's staunchest allies.
I'm just glad they were on our side!

Paschal  (Level: 83.5 - Posts: 243)
Sun, 25th Apr '10 5:18 AM

Both great bloody rugby teams as well, were scared of them here, LOL, P.

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Sun, 25th Apr '10 8:15 AM

In memory of those who served: Thank you for your sacrifices.

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Sun, 25th Apr '10 5:43 PM

It rained during the Dawn Services and street march in this region, but staunch followers and proud servicemen barely noticed.
Later, the sun broke thru for pub/club reunions and outside two-up games.

Ode of Remembrance:

"They shall grow not old
As we who 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.


Paschal  (Level: 83.5 - Posts: 243)
Sun, 25th Apr '10 7:51 PM

Well said Bev, beautiful.

Tresayre  (Level: 81.6 - Posts: 362)
Sun, 25th Apr '10 10:44 PM

It rained here too Bev...and nobody seemed to mind. The service simply continued as the names of those who had given their lives were read.
One day I will go to Gallipoli and see the service there....I guess its a like a pilgramage.

Collioure  (Level: 102.7 - Posts: 9952)
Mon, 26th Apr '10 3:16 AM

All news to me - Gallipoli, ANZAC

In memory of our fallen friends down under

Surreyman  (Level: 257.4 - Posts: 2766)
Mon, 26th Apr '10 6:40 AM

I've visited Gallipoli, if anyone wants any 'eye witness' impressions.

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