Southern Highlands, NSW, Australia

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

ANZAC DAY

ANZAC DAY  is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand. It was originally to honour Australian and New Zealand Army Corp (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire in the First World War. ANZACs landed on the beaches at 4:00am on 25 April 1915. Now we commemorate all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars and peace keeping operations.

There are marches, services and get togethers all over the country. Residents of our little village organised a little service and a Sausage Sizzle by the pool.

 One of our residents made this memorial and placed in our foyer garden
 The tables decorations

Bill receiving his snack. Sausage, onions and sauce rolled in bread.

 Marilyn found a patriotic spot.

 Many residents turned up and enjoyed each other's company.

 We have made lots of friends here and some old ones have moved in too.

Brian, a returned serviceman, read the ode of remembrance: 

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.
 Lest We Forget

 Rob raises the flag from half mast. Gwen wears replicas of her husband's medals while he was marching in the city parade.

  

11 comments:

  1. What a lovely remembrance of the war veterans. Once years ago I stood on the banks of the oceanfront at Cairns and participated in Anzac Day there.

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  2. A nice ceremony to remember war victims.

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  3. this is like our Memorial day that is the last of May, almost identical. honors and remembers those who died in all the wars. Veterans day is for the living vets...

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  4. What a beautiful display and ceremony to honor those Australians who fought and died in war.

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  5. A lovely remembrance for what I imagine is a very moving day. Cheers, t'other Diane

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  6. Where ever the solemn ceremony is held, it is a very moving occasion and it is pleasing that your village made such an effort.

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  7. Rest there soul. Our remembrance day is the end of May.
    Coffee is on

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  8. Your village had a very nice service and remembrance. It's nice to know those men and women are not forgotten.

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  9. Having been in New Zealand for many ANZAC Day commemorations I am far more conscious now of the British commemorations of the Day which, in London in particular, are high profile.

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  10. A poignant post of remembrance. Very well done! Thank you much for stopping by and commenting on my Ocala blog. That was greatly appreciated. Best wishes to you and yours. I've scrolled through other of your posts and delighted in traveling to such interesting places with you. And your header photo is gorgeous!

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  11. A lovely remembrance post. Nicely done (by your village and by you in posting about it).

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