Tuesday, April 24, 2012

ANZAC - DAY - Rememberance


On the 25th April we in Australia commemorate ANZAC Day.
The whole nation stands still, in remembrance. 
This is a somber day and begins with a dawn service.

All the return soldiers and their wives, then go to a free breakfast supplied by the Return Soldiers League.
Following this is a parade through the town streets, and a wreath laying ceremony, and a service.
At lunch time another huge free meal is provided, with many old returned service men and women reunited.
         Ray with the floral tributes. On either side of the gates are the names of the fallen from our town. 


                                  
The Eternal Flame Kept Burning. 

In memory of all those who risked their lives for our freedom.
Samuel Charles        W.W.1            My Grandfather.
Arthur White            W.W.2            My Father
Thomas Charles       W.W.2            My Uncle
Raymond Lindsey     Vietnam War   My Husband.

16 comments:

  1. What a lovely and fitting remembrance. They deserve all of that and more.

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    1. Thats for sure.Thousands attended the dawn service.It was our coldest day in Canberra for this date, in fifty years.

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  2. I loved this. This is similar to our Veteran's Day and Memorial Day. I love the picture at the top of your page. Love love the colors. I love color.

    My Dad & 3 uncles were was also in WW 2. Many of my classmates went off to Vietnam.

    Have a great day. I am reviewing your book again and making some notes so I can write a short review.

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    1. Hiya Mate, Thanks Janet! The colour are red poppies, the flower used and worn to remember. Hug

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  3. Brave souls! I am thankful to God for these people who fought for our freedom. They sacrificed all so we can have life.

    Thank you Ray for fighting and turning around and marrying one of the sweetest women I know!!

    Blessings,
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    1. Yes many very brave souls. I have often thought how hard it would be for a mother for her son to go into action? Hugs and love xx

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    1. Hello Penny, I wish I could do more. What they do is beyond our thanks. xx

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  5. Hi Crystal Mary -

    I love your header photo. Yes, love it AND the photos with this piece.

    Heart moving indeed.

    Thank you for sharing...

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    1. Hello Sandra, Much love sent to you my friend. xx

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    1. Bless you for your presence my friend.. Much appreciated. Hug

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    1. Thank you for your visit and love...We nurses stick together. xx

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  8. None of us should ever forget the sacrifices of our soldiers...God bless your husband, grandfather, father and uncle.\0/

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    1. I agree Dee, I pray everyone teaches their children the respect our soldiers are due. I'm afraid respect is being through out of the window by many. Australian children are very involved in our remembrance day.

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