Anzac Day

Today was Anzac Day here in Australia. The day was established as a memoriam to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli during World War 1. The odds were stacked against us in an impossible battle and it wasn’t a victory. At the end of the Gallipoli campaign 8,709 soldiers from Australia and 2,721 from New Zealand had died.

Anzac Day is now an event for remembering those who have died in all of the wars we have fought in over the years.

Lest we forget.

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11 thoughts on “Anzac Day

  1. We were invited to an Anzac ceremony here in the US and weren’t able to attend. I know I’ll regret it. Every culture has something to remember don’t they. Thank you for helping me remember yours.

  2. Nay and I visited Gallipoli in March 2006. I was amazed at the small area of land and the topography on which the eight-month long battle took place. BTW – The warmth and friendliness of the Turkish people towards Australians is amazing (similar to my experience in Vietnam).

    BTW – If you want to see it in 3D, check out the ABC Gallipoli website http://www.abc.net.au/innovation/gallipoli/gallipoli2.htm

  3. Did you ever hear the saying “What if they gave a war, and nobody came”? It was very popular, here, in America in the 1960′s when Viet Nam was raging. I think about that question often. It seems the world is always at war, somewhere. :)

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  5. It’s amazing how these battles so far from home come to mean so much for our countries. It is so important that we not forget the sacrifices that were made by young people to keep the world free. There is much to be remembered, much to be cherished and much yet to be done.

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