(Closed) ANZAC Day – For the Aussie Soldiers – Lest We Forget.

posted 7 years ago in Australia
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

lest we forget…..

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Every time I’ve seen this today starting with the “They shall not grow old” I’ve gotten all teary eyed.  I’m running to the train in an hour to pick up my Fiance, his Pop, and one of Pop’s Digger friends.  Their company started with 365 people and from deaths, moving away, or being too old to do the march in Sydney each year it is now just Pop and his two friends left- pretty incredible.  My fiance and his brother have been given replica metals and have now marched with their Pop for 3 years.  Today, they were asked to hold the company banner in front of Pop and his friends to announce who they were- I think he was pretty excited to be able to do that.  It’s really nice that so many people here get up early to go to dawn service or go in to major towns to watch all the old soldiers march.  We have Memorial Day weekend in the U.S., but I never remember it being such a big deal.  It’s nice that they are so honored here.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Lest We Forget. RIP Boys. We’re proud of you and always will be.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Lest We Forget *bows head*

I’m so glad to see that some people still respect the day. I was at the shops yesterday and there was a group of teenagers talking about how wonderful it is that they can go out and get drunk on a week night 🙁

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Ditto, we will remember them

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Blue-Bird: I kind of felt that way at the RSL today.  It seemed like most people were just there to get drunk on a Monday and play 2-Up.  Hopefully that was only my perception of it, though.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Lest we forget

Post # 10
Bee
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

I was in hospital this morning (crazy morning, all fine now) and they stopped nearly everything in the emergency room to have our minute’s silence, which was great. Lest we forget!

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