Monday, April 25, 2011
A very special day in Australian History today, it marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
For international visitors to Missys Blog ANZACS stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The 25th of April was officially named ANZAC Day in 1916. During the 1920s ANZAC Day became established as a national day of commemoration for the 60,000Australians who had died during the war. In subsequent years the meaning of the day has been further broadened to include Australians killed in all the military operations in which Australia has been involved.
Missy's school always takes on an active and proud role in the ANZAC day March in the early hours of the morning. Both H-HO and Missy were very excited to be part of the remebrance ceremonies, many school kids attended with their rosemary attached, various marching styles and chests out proud behind a rousing pipe band performance. At the ceremony, after the wreaths were laid, the school kids sang a song "One more Parade". Our schools presentation and involvement in Anzac Day is a real credit to them.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them. Lest we forget.