Anzac Day

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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.

We Will Remember Them.

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If you grew up in New Zealand and spent the vast majority of your life there as I did before returning to England, the land of my birth, Anzac Day is the most important day in the calendar for any Kiwi or Aussie…

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Rest in peace my brothers…

13 thoughts on “Anzac Day

  1. Reblogged this on Happy Pollyesther and commented:
    Anzac Day,

    Why reblog Jack Easons post about remembering war heroes in a blog that aims to uplift? As an Aussie now, how can I not?
    These questions took me a while to get my head around as I do not feel glad the Anzacs had to give their lives following orders for a mission that in hind sight was a bad idea. I do not want to go down the depressing road.
    Jack is right however about the importance of remembering this day.
    There are nowadays people that say: “How long do we have to remember them for?” What significance does something that happened 100 years ago have now, in a completely different world?
    Or is it?
    Yes, technology has altered our lives dramatically, but did we learn from that experience? Has the world overcome violence and war?

    We do have the power to change that as soon as we focus our thoughts NOT on the cruelties that happened, but what they happened for.
    The Anzacs signed up so we could all live in harmony in a free country. They achieved a part of that, now it is up to us to keep working and focusing on harmony so history will not repeat again!
    Lest we forget…

    Pollyesther

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    • As a Dutch born and raised turned Aussie now, I respectfully thank you for your salute and would like to pass my heartfelt thanks to your father and father-in-law for their contributions in freeing my parents and grandparents from an invading dictatorship. They will be remembered on the 4rth of May in the Netherlands.
      With gratitude, Pollyesther

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      • If only. My father did his bit by driving an ambulance during the Second World War in London. I have no father-in-law. But, I am fiercely proud of my uncle Ron, my mother’s brother, who was one of the first to head for Europe in the B.E.F. He and his comrades were brought home from Dunkirk aboard one of the many ‘Little Ships’ that volunteered to go and pick them up. Uncle Ron was hit by shrapnel while he was waiting. He recovered despite his horrific injuries, only to die in a head on collision while driving one of London’s tube trains years later. πŸ˜‰

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      • If only. My father did his bit by driving an ambulance during the Second World War in London. I have no father-in-law. But, I am fiercely proud of my uncle Ron, my mother’s brother, who was one of the first to head for Europe in the B.E.F. He and his comrades were brought home from Dunkirk aboard one of the many ‘Little Ships’ that volunteered to go and pick them up. Uncle Ron was hit by shrapnel while he was waiting. He recovered despite his horrific injuries, only to die in a head on collision while driving one of London’s tube trains years later. πŸ˜‰

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  2. Oops, now you know how I knew about the news readers hair color ;), I thought I clicked the reply button for warturoadam77p, or maybe you snuck your “Thanks Adam” in quickly while I took a bit longer to choose my words wisely. Mind you, it is 1.30 am for me now…Thanks to Uncle Ron too :), may he rest in peace.

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