A beautiful tribute on ANZAC Day. My grandfather was horrifically burnt in a supply ship incident somewhere North of Darwin in WWII. So many lives and generations touched by War. Lest We Forget. x
Today 25th of April 2017 is a day of remembrance . It marks the anniversary of the 1st major military action fought by Australians and New Zealanders.
Today is a day of reflection. To remember those that gave their life so we could live ours.
Anzac stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.
On the 25th April the Australian and New Zealand forces landed on Gallipoli. This was a bloody campaign with both sides,the Anzacs and the Ottoman Turkish Defenders with heavy casualties. This lasted for 8 months. Over 8,000 Australians died in this campaign and many more wounded. They went through severe hardship in those 8 months. Even though this failed its “military objectives” April 25 and Gallipoli became the day that Australians remember the sacrifice these men gave their country.
In 1916 on the 25th April, the first Anzac Day commemorations were held around Australia.
Today also we…
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