Wednesday, 25 April 2012

a special dawn...


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. 
Anzac stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they took in that name endures to this day. 
Australians recognise 25 April as an occasion of 
national remembrance, which takes two forms. 
Commemorative services are held at dawn – the time 
of the original landing – across the nation.  
Commemorative ceremonies are more formal and 
are held at war memorials around the country. 
In these ways, ANZAC Day is a time when Australians 
reflect on the many different meanings of war.
Whilst later in the day, ex-servicemen and women meet to take part in marches through the major cities and in many smaller centres. 

 Lest we forget...

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9 comments:

  1. Hi K: That is like Veterans Day. We get the red poppies too. We must always remember..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  2. Always so moving. Lovely post. G.x

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  3. We can never forget the bravery of soldiers that fought for our countries.

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  4. Thanks for the history lesson. It is something I would never know otherwise. A very moving day. xo Diana

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  5. Thank you for sharing K. My best wishes to all the military people who serve and my upmost respect to all who served.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  6. Enjoy your special day...thanks for sharing

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