Mama Chameleon

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

ANZAC DAY

The SMashing Pumpkins are coming (promise) but today is a very special day in Oz, so i must report on that. It is ANZAC day!
The word ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, and it was on this day in 1915 that the ANZACS first military action was taken in Gallipoli in Turkey. They were terribly defeated, and over 8,000 soldiers were lost to their country and their loved ones.
So we now take this day to remember and honour those who have given their lives for our freedom, and for those still serving our country.

At 8:30 am I whipped up a couple of sandwiches for our town's ANZAC morning tea. Then we lined up for the parade!

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Waiting!
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The old soldiers were transported by jeep....
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The Scottish band was fantastic. Always bring a tear to my eye, bagpipes.
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The children of those who served and died, marched in their place with their medals proudly worn. Very moving.
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High school kids....
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Some of the smaller girls dressed as the nurses who worked in the wars.
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The service was held directly opposite our house.
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Many people came forward to place wreaths at the ANZAC memorial.
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Then the dervice dispersed.
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Topsy and I MARCHED over to see the band do some impromptu stuff.
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Funny Farm taught him to march!
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Happy ANZAC day.
LEST WE FORGET.......

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