Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lest We Forget

The ANZAC tradition was forged on April 25th 1915 when the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula. It marked the start of a campaign which lasted eight months and resulted in some 25,000 Australian casualties including 8,700 who were killed or died of wounds or disease. The bravery and spirit of those who served on the Gallipoli Peninsula shaped a legend, and so the "Anzac" became a part of the Australian and New Zealand lexicon.


The Ode
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.


LEST WE FORGET
Cheryll...

5 comments:

Kaisievic said...

ANZAC DAY always makes me feel sad - what about you Cheryll? I pity the poor marchers in Melbourne today - it is pouring!

Christine M said...

I have been to Gallipoli and it is the most amazing place. There is a special atmosphere about it. Since visiting there, Anzac Day means more to me as I understood more about it and learnt so much there.

Carol said...

Thanks Cheryll for you post,I have done one for today as well.

Maria said...

I have been to the services today. Nice to see the young ones there...
"Lest We Forget"

Tarnyia said...

"Lest We Forget"

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