Anzac Day

ANZAC Day (Sunday 25 April 2010)  goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915.  It is the day we remember all Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. The spirit of ANZAC, with its human qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity. On ANZAC day, ceremonies are held in towns and cities across the nation to acknowledge the service of our veterans.

This is the day I will also honour my own grandfather who served in World War 1 back in Africa.  I was only 6 years old when he passed away but still remember him so clearly.  I adored him and remember the day’s I sat on his knee, eating “Treacle”.  I have the medals he received for serving back then and it is one of my greatest treasures and hope it stays in the family forever.  To him and my Great Grandfather, who was tied to a tree, stoned by the Zulu’s in 1899 (Boer War)…and his ringfinger cut off to take his wedding ring……. I say…….Lest We Forget.  You will live on in history forever and I am proud to be your family.

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