(Closed) NWR: ANZAC DAY

posted 8 years ago in Australia
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Thanks for posting this ccranetobe. You are right about ANZAC day being such an important day to Australians and New Zealanders. Without the sacrifices of those braze men and women we would not be living the peaceful safe lives we are now.

For ANZAC day I watched the dawn service from home, then I worked at my local football which held a memorial service and my club played our rival club like we do every year. It really means a lot to the guys who play. The coach makes a speech about how if it wasn’t for the anzacs we wouldn’t be here to play football, and it gets quite emotional.

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Thanks ccranetobe! This year Anzac Day had special meaning for me cos it was the first time that I’ve had a class of kids to teach about Anzac Day and why it is so important. It was really hard to try and get 5 & 6 year olds to understand what the day is about, and how war isn’t cool and how awful it actually was for the soldiers and their families. However, after our discussion and showing the kids my grandfather’s medals I think they all have a good idea about how important Anzac Day is. It’s so important that we continue to pass on the meaning of the Anzac Spirit and Anzac Day so that it isn’t lost over time, especially as we no longer have any WW1 diggers left and as time goes on we’ll eventually have fewer and fewer veterans from WW2 as well. Thanks again ccrane!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I always tear up at the last post too. I get so emotional thinking about the people who died horrible deaths in foreign lands to ensure the safety of us, the future generations.

Post # 7
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620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Grandad with Marie Bashir (NSW Govenor).

He was Under 16 when he was deployed, cheeky little bugger 🙂

 

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Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Im tearing up now after reading the ode again CCrane!!

Watching the evening news always has me with tears streaming down my face on Anzac day!

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