Today is ANZAC Day what does it mean to you? If you are not Australian then probably not much.........lol
For some Aussies it is a day to remember the fallen, for some it just a public holiday and for others it's an excuse to have a booze up.....................and then there are the ones who it is all those things...for me it is a day to remember.
Now I am going to share what Anzac Day is:
The Anzac Tradition was forged on the 25th April 1915 when the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula. It marked the start of a campaign which lasted 8 months and resulted in 25,000 Australian casualties, including 8,700 who were killed or died of wounds or disease. The bravery and spirit of those who served on at Gallipoli shaped a legend and so the Anzac became part of the Australian and New Zealand lexicon.
The 25th April was named “Anzac Day” the following year in 1916 and by the 1920's Anzac Day ceremonies were held throughout Australia and the states had designated Anzac Day as a public holiday.
The legend of the Anzac has transcended time to become a symbol of what we value as Australians. In recent years there has been a resurgence of participation at Anzac Day ceremonies with hundreds of people often making the trip to Turkey to be at Gallipoli for the dawn services this is something I think would be cool to do also.................
As a child I can remember being at my grandparents place and watching the Anzac Day marches on telly with my pop, it is a special memory for me.....................
They Shall not grow old
as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn them
At the going down of the
sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.