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ANZAC Day by kazzzz on 25 April 2009 11:35am
 
You don't exactly wish people Happy ANZAC Day but I just wanted to mention it.
Today I watched the coverage of the service and the parade, and also a live link to Gallipoli, where many people gather each year to remember the horrendous disaster that was the Gallipoli campaign.
The focus was very much on remembering the servicemen who returned, those who didn't and the futility of war. It's a very humbling and important day.
Ray thinks the whole thing is about propaganda and glorifying war, I was so angry with him lol.
When Ava is a bit bigger I'll be taking her to the dawn service each year.
Lest we forget.
 
Re: ANZAC Day by canaveralgumby on 25 April 2009 6:12pm
 
Thank you for writing about this. I did not know about it, and I'm going to research and learn today. - Cori
 
Re: ANZAC Day by geordiegirl on 25 April 2009 6:19pm
 
You are right to mention this, Kazzz. I'm aware of it (and the Gallipoli Campaign in WW1) and I guess this is your national day of remembering war dead - like 11 November for Brits.

Are there local events, as we in UK have around town war memorials, etc?
 
Re: ANZAC Day by canaveralgumby on 25 April 2009 6:36pm
 
For those of us who didn't know, it's as easy as reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anzac_Day

My hand is over my heart for Oz and NZ today.
 
Re: ANZAC Day by suzulu on 25 April 2009 7:25pm
 
I remember seeing a War Memorial, Kazzz, when I was in Melbourne. Is this where the service and parade you watched is held?

It's good that a service is held every year to remind people of the men and women who have lost their lives for their country.
 
Re: ANZAC Day by sighthound on 25 April 2009 7:46pm
 
One of my greatest moments of travel illumination and understanding was in sailing from Athens to Istanbul and, going through the Dardanelles, suddenly realizing why all that history and bloodshed occured there. You're in an open sea and then suddenly you're in a passage where someone on the cliffs with a rifle or even a good bow and arrow can take you out. Lots of sad history on that Gallipoli penninsula....
 
Re: ANZAC Day by kazzzz on 26 April 2009 1:14am
 
Thanx for popping that link in Cori. We also have Remembrance Day here and as well as the ceremony at the Shrine (the one you saw Suzulu) there are dawn local services all over the country. The Gallipoli campaign has always been a bit of a focus for us and each year it's wonderful to see the children and grandchildren participating in the march. It's inportant to not forget.
 



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