Saturday, 25 April 2015

Anzac Day

Yesterday, for the first time I went to the Anzac Day parade that is held in Sydney. See more about the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps and the history of the battle of Gallipoli here

It is our day as Australians that we remember those who fought and died in all war but especially World War one during the foundation days of Australia's history.

I think it is good that we remember the horror of war in order to pray for world war to never happen again. They did a survey here and if - God forbid - a situation where we were collectively called to fight occurred - one in four would go and fight.

I would be willing to go. I would be in a mobile hospital tent helping to stitch up those that had fought. It is a scenario that doesn't bear thinking about which is why I with no drop of 'Australian' ancestry write

Lest We Forget


  1. Beautifully expressed, Val. I can see the Sydney parade was excellent, and very inspiring. Love the last pic of the vet doing a little dance! x

  2. Thanks Patricia, he was a character. He had the crowd chanting 'Aussie Aussie Aussie Oy Oy Oy!'

  3. Great day for everyone involved. A sad day too.

    1. It was sad, happy and moving in equal amounts.

  4. I want to believe that past wil be remembered and that there won't be wars anymore , but ..
    Anyway , you pay a beautiful tribute here . I like that those soldiers are still honored , they so deserve it .

  5. Bom dia, excelente fotorreportagem com belas fotos em homenagem ás vitimas da guerra, esta devem ser sempre lembradas para contribuir o fim das mesmas.