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BradfordLass73 Fri 24-Apr-20 22:45:07

25th April ANZAC Day:

Traditionally on this day, right across Australia and New Zealand, we gather to remember those who served and are still serving in war zones.

This year we cannot do that but pride and gratitude is still there in our hearts.

So stand apart but together and Remember in silence.

Remember also, in this devastating year of 2020, that we have other heroes to thank; other sacrifices to honour; other deaths to mourn.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.

I te hekenga atu o te rā
Tae noa ki te arangamai i te ata
Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou

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FindingNemo15 Fri 24-Apr-20 22:57:04

In the village where I grew up they had an Anzac cemetery and every year the Brownies, Scouts, etc. took daffodils to put on the graves. It was a lovely peaceful place.

Callistemon Fri 24-Apr-20 22:58:27

Thank you, I started a thread too, in remembrance.

Although there will not be the usual dawn services which my family attend, they were lisrening to the radio at 5.30 am with their poppies and sprig of rosemary for remembrance.

Callistemon Fri 24-Apr-20 23:00:01

There will be a service here too, and although the older people will not be able to attend, there are volunteers who will lay the wreaths on their behalf.

Callistemon Fri 24-Apr-20 23:01:04

In Remembrance

BradfordLass73 Sat 25-Apr-20 00:23:16

Callistemon I saw your thread, how very kind.

Callistemon Sat 25-Apr-20 11:06:46

My DGS has written a lovely poem for his Great-Grandads on this side of the family, neither of whom he met.

EllanVannin Sat 25-Apr-20 12:02:07

Rosemary in the garden and my little Aussie flag sunk into the pot.
I've visited the War Memorial in Canberra. Magnificent and very moving. It'll always stay with me especially the overall amount of respect that was present by those who were visiting at the time.

Alygran Sat 25-Apr-20 12:49:00

The stunning memorial to HMAS Sydney in Geraldton. A humbling place we visited in 2016.
One of many we visited on two trips. Always beautiful and moving.