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April 24th, 2013
ANZAC Day

Tomorrow it’s ANZAC day (25 April) where New Zealand and Australia remember those who fell at Gallipoli during World War 1.

A few years ago, Mr. Munro and I visited ANZAC Cove and Chunuk Bair in Turkey. We walked from ANZAC Cove up to Chunuk Bair. It was sweltering hot and we were exhausted by the time we reached the top. We didn’t have packs. We didn’t have people shooting at us. I don’t know how the soldiers managed during the heat of battle.

Every year they hold a special service at ANZAC Cove where Australians, New Zealanders and the Turkish people remember.

Here are a few photos. (They’re scanned so the quality isn’t as good as it could be)

Trenches_ANZAC Cove

This is taken from Chunuk Bair and is of the view out toward ANZAC Cove. You can see the trenches in the foreground.

Chunuk Bair

This is the New Zealand memorial.

ANZAC Cove 

This is ANZAC Cove (click to enlarge photo)

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

From Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen, written in September 1914

Please take a moment to remember the fallen from past battles. Without their sacrifices our lives would be very different.

4 comments to “ANZAC Day”

  1. Sandra Cox
    April 24th, 2013 at 3:04 pm · Link

    It’s good of you to remember them.



  2. Maria Zannini
    April 24th, 2013 at 3:39 pm · Link

    God bless our soldiers everywhere.



  3. Angela Brown
    April 24th, 2013 at 5:34 pm · Link

    It is wise to remember the past and to recognize those who sacrificed so much.



  4. Shelley Munro
    April 24th, 2013 at 11:58 pm · Link

    They make/made huge sacrifices on our behalf. It’s good to remember.

    I like the fact that although almost all of the soldiers from WW1 have passed away, people from younger generations attend the dawn services, and they’re more popular than ever.