Sunday, April 25, 2010

A.N.Z.A.C. Day - 2010

A.N.Z.A.C. Day.

A time to reflect an honour those who have served, currently serve, and those who will serve in our Armed Forces to protect our great Nation.
It is not so much a time for rememberance - after all, November 11 is set aside each day to remember the fallen in all combat.
No, today we honour our Diggers - particularly remembered are those who served at Gallipoli. It was our first conflict as a new Nation. Federation was barely 14years old. We, as a nation, had a new flag - which still serves us gallantly now. The Australian spirit and national character was forged upon that treacherous beach, where our boys fought and died - along with our Kiwi mates. Aussie soldiers fought at many other battlefields, but this one place has become the focus of commemoration by today's generation.

It is a time to show respect to those men and women who served in all conflicts and made this country the safe, open and free place that it is.
It is a time to show respect to those men and women who currently serve in our armed forces, putting themselves at risk to protect our country and others.
It is a time to show respect to the next generation of soldiers, for their desire to follow in their footsteps, no matter how hard the road.

A.N.Z.A.C. Day - 25 April 2010


beck said...

thanks for visiting Bronny! I'm off to the Anzac parade today which is always a special event hear in Daylesford. One of my daughters is marching with the Girl Guides, can't wait to see her! xo

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

No matter where in the world you live, remembering those that lost their battle, and those that continue to fight and praying for those that will is always a good thing.