Saturday, 25 April 2009

Lest We Forget..........

ANZAC DAY

25th April 1915 is a day never to be forgotten in our history. Landing at Gallipoli a battle began and lasted for 8 months in which 8000 Australian soldeirs were killed. This day has gone on to become a day Australian's and New Zealanders commemorate all soldiers who have sacrificed there lives for our country. Soldiers past and present are honoured on this day. There are services at various locations in Europe also. As a school student I always marched with school and my children participate now.

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They shall grow not old, as we that 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.

(Laurence Binyon (1869–1943) whole poem For the Fallen)

.........take care til next time.....Chookyblue.........

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful poem - makes one think.
    Memorial Day here is the US has become about sales & cookouts ...very sad.

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  2. 'At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them...'

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  3. 'Lest We Forget'

    Don't forget to raise a glass today!!

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  4. Shelagh C. in Houston25 April 2009 at 08:56

    Thanks for reminding us. You don't hear about ANZAC day here in the U.S. but I grew up in England and well remember the parades going to the cemetery on that day.

    We will remember them...

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  5. It is a day tinged with sadness and also hope, dont you think, Donna? For some reason we always go back to our early memories of this day - see my Post! I am so pleased that our Vietnam Vets are honoured, and also our brave young men and woman who are still serving our county on this very day!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  6. "Lest we forget" in memory of all those brave men and women.
    Julia ♥

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  7. To those who served in the past, to those who serve now and those who will serve in the future - here's to them all, and a big thank you! Bear Hugs! KRIS

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  8. It is wonderful to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we can live in this wonderful country of ours!

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  9. Anzac Day becomes more Poignant with All Ages the furthur down the track we go...

    " Age Shall Not Weary Them..."

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  10. Dawn Service was wet here but I'm not complaining.

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