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Anzac Day

April 25th 2011 3:14 pm
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Anzac Day 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 forces landed on Gallipoli on 25 April. It was a balls up - and we've never forgiven the Poms. The 25th of April was officially named ANZAC Day in 1916. Since 1928 it has been marked by a Dawn Service and wreath laying ceremony at war memorials Australia-wide. Before dawn, the gathered veterans would be ordered to “stand to” and two minutes’ silence would follow. At the end of this time a lone bugler would play the Last Post and then conclude the service with Reveille, the bugler’s call to wake up. There is also a Dawn Service at Gallipoli. 2015 will mark the 100 years since that battle. The Red Poppies are for Remembrance and look to another WWI battle field - Flanders.

Lest We Forget

 
Purred by: Laura W

April 26th 2011 at 9:21 am

if peepul wuz az tolerant, understanding and "wise" as kittehs buddy, there wood be noe knead for war frum de get go huh.....mom's heritage be irish N we live in de states; sew I guess it be peepul crazee no matter....hope ewe N yur familee haza grate day....peace out N rock on
Purred by: Ra (Catster Member)

April 26th 2011 at 4:19 pm

Yep, if people just napped and purred together, the world would definitely be a better place. Why even our doggies nap with us kitties - no species wars here, MOL
Purred by: Ka - zar 1.6.1998 to 25.2.2014 (Catster Member)

April 30th 2011 at 2:48 am

May we never forget them and the sacrifices they made.

 

Ra


 

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