Sunday, 25 April 2010

Anzac Day






To all Australians and other members of the Common Wealth: Blessed Anzac Day! In Remembrance of the lives given for our freedom.

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.





The Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) was a First World War army corps of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force that was formed in Egypt in 1915 and operated during the Battle of Gallipoli

17 comments:

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

A person is as old as S/he thinks
- They say.

Dina said...

Yes Wil, we will remember their sacrifice always.

Anya said...

We zullen er allemaal aan denken :)
Fijne zondag
:))

Arkansas Patti said...

Beautiful thought Wil. I will remember those words also for our Memorial Day. It is sadly the youngest and most fit who give their all.

Vicki Lane said...

Amen.

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

Well said Wil~~~~~~
Love those flowers! They look like doble bloom poppies! XOXO :)

Middle Ditch said...

We will always remember. Lovely flowers Wil.

► Abraham said...

It is good to remember them. They fell and left forever. Only stones mark their final place.

It seems such a misuse of flesh and blood to have mothers and fathers deliver their children to warlords who send them out against machines designed to kill, maim and mutilate.

I wonder how God chooses between the Roman Catholics and German Catholics or American Catholics?

The good Catholics in each service prays to the same god for victory and defeat for their enemies.

The only thing left is the name of some forgotten war, never remembered but for one day a year, if that.

I really feel sorry for those who died.

I know, if you could stand each one up in a row and ask them if they would rather have their life back or continue on at the bottom of a hero's grave, I am sure, positive, they would pick the smell of roses and the singing of birds and the crying of babies to their home in a hero's grave.


Sorry for going on about this. But I served my country and feel I have the right to speak my mind about wars in general and those who are supposed to be sacrificed to win them.

► Abraham said...

I don't think I could count on one hand the number of Americans in our home town that liked the Japanese during World War Two. Everyone called them, "Japs." Even our government had them by that name. Some called it propaganda but others remembered Pearl harbor.

Lorac said...

Very nice post. We have Remembrance Day in November here to remember our soldiers. So important for the youth to understand what happened in WWI and WWII.

Brenda said...

Once again I learned something by visiting you Wil. I did not know about Anzac Day in your area. Similar to our Memorial Day here in the States. Sad that some die for our freedom, but we can do nothing more than remember them, thank them, and pray for peace every where.

Louis la Vache said...

Indeed we will remember.

«Louis» reads a lot of military history and he is very much aware of the sacrifices for freedom made by ANZAC troops.

On a less sombre note, many bakeries in the U.S. offer ANZAC cookies year-round - and they are one of «Louis'» favorites...

Etje said...

Zoiets mag ook nooit vergeten worden

Nefertiti said...

quelle couleur !

Jingle said...

awesome reminder,
how thoughtful you are!

Barbara Martin said...

Awesome flowers, Wil!

Ann said...

Did you hear about the three soldiers who died on Anzac day? It is their funeral today. So sad.