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ANZAC Day 25th April 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

ANZAC Day 25 April is probably Australia's most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps was a World War 1 army corps of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force that was formed in Egypt in 1915 and operated during the Battle of Gallipoli.

The corps was disbanded in 1916 following the evacuation of Gallipoli. The corps is best remembered today as the source of the acronym ANZAC which has since become a term, "Anzac", for a person from Australia or New Zealand.

Another term we use is Digger. Digger is an Australian and New Zealand military slang term for soldiers from Australia and New Zealand. It originated during World War I. This term is still used today with our troops.

This is the day we honour our fallen ANZACS and Diggers, past and present.

Lest We Forget.

I have had many rellies who served in many wars, starting with the Boer War, 1st World, 2nd World War, Korea and Vietnam.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/25/2013 8:55PM

    (((HUGS))) Definitely a day to remember.

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GOANNA2 4/25/2013 5:32AM

    Thanks Wendy.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
we will remember them!

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ARTJAC 4/25/2013 4:49AM

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POPSY190 4/25/2013 3:19AM

    They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old . . .

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POSITIVEPAULA8 4/25/2013 1:16AM

    emoticon I have been to many dawn services in years gone by I have even marched in the parade in full Girl Guide (Brownie Leader) uniform. emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 4/25/2013 12:41AM

    My husband is a Canadian soldier and he honours Australian and New Zealand soldiers on Anzac day as do I and many of the Canadian officers and troops we know !

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SUSIEPH1 4/24/2013 11:58PM

    I too have many relies that served in the Armed Forces ..
Some of them gave their lives so that we can be free .
They served in many countries and some are still buried there.
My father and grandfather also great grand father and great great great grandfather all served their Country .
May they all rest in peace .
At the going down of the sun,and the morning, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon We Will Remember Them.
Lest We Forget .

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MOTLEM 4/24/2013 11:38PM

    At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them!


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LEESHAK_ 4/24/2013 11:17PM

    Lest we forget. emoticon

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