Tuesday, April 24, 2012

ANZAC Day - April 25th

ANZAC was the name given to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey early on the morning of 25 April 1915 during the First World War (1914-1918).

While ANZAC day still remembers these brave men, the meaning has been widened to be a rememberence for all those who served and who gave their lives serving.

As a result, this one day in the year involves the whole of Australia in solemn ceremonies of remembrance, gratitude and national pride for all our men and women who have fought and died in all wars.

This year news.com.au has invited people to write in with their memories of their service or of family members who have served.  It is well worth checking out here.

As Scouts are allowed to march in the ANZAC marches we will be at Gosnells at 6am for the girls to join the march to the war memorial and the remeberence service. 

Later in the day we will be going down to Fremantle to have a look at the visiting US Navy ships, including the USS Carl Vinson.

1 comment:

DaddyBear said...

I served with several Australian soldiers, and their professionalism and talent were excellent.

Please pass on my thanks to anyone you happen to bump into from a grateful ally.