Lest we forget.

Last Update: April 25, 2015

Today is a very important day for all Aussies and Kiwis as it's ANZAC day! ANZAC stands for Australian, New Zealand Army Crops and today is the day that we all remember the men and women that served our country in the 1st and 2nd world wars, but is also starting to recognise those that have also fought in the middle east as of late.

Aussies in every town and city get together and either march in a ceremonious fashion with their fallen relatives medals and remember their sacrifice for our nation. We often will then celebrate at a local pub with a game of "two up" and a cold beer. Another tradition is to bake ANZAC biscuits/cookies and wear a sprig of rosemary (which helps us to remember) or a red poppy which has become a symbol of war remembrance around the world.

War is an awful part of our world but in the midst of sadness and pain there is always beauty and joy to be found. The sun was shining in Sydney today and everyone in the march and watching on and were all thoroughly enjoying themselves and proud to be a part of it as well as being Australian. My husband went to a school where they played the pipes and drums and each year he and 100 other "old boys" (past students) of the band get together and march in the city playing tunes like waltzing matilda and flower of scotland.

This is a pic of my husband on the right with a tenor drum and my son 5 (who just loves wearing a kilt). My husband is profoundly deaf but can play the tenor drum by feel of the vibration. The band played so well and I was so proud of them all.

Lest we forget...

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TSmithers Premium
Hi Amber,
I agree with Solidbase, being a Canadian war veteran myself I understand and the worst of it is, it's certain leaders and small groups not the masses throughout the world causing problems.
John Lennon said it best through his music.
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AmberSubaki Premium
Bless you soldier and thank you :o)
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solidbase Premium
Amber,
As an ex military man myself who served in my country's defense force for 30 years, and have been in combat situations myself, I can totally relate to your post.
I suppose it may sound callous and people will probably crucify me for saying it, but I thank the Good Lord for having lost only one of the men under my command during the bush war.
The truth of the matter is that it could have been much worse, but even one fatality is still too much, and I will never forget that incident.
On a lighter note... Your hubbie will probably like this :
"Kilt = The last idiot who called it a Skirt"
-Theuns
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AmberSubaki Premium
I applaud and admire you Sir...can't imagine what it would of been like for you.
And yes, we are forever trying to correct people re the kilt
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apache1 Premium
Lest we Forget Thank you Amber fortunately the storms we are facing today held out at least for the Anzac March to finish.
Take care
Andre
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AmberSubaki Premium
It looks like snow in our yard at the moment and every room has a leak in it, but it's all good :o)
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apache1 Premium
I escaped the hail today but my car got flooded the other day now it's been towed away waiting for a final verdict by the assessors. Glad you are all OK what area are you at in Syd? I'm Liverpool area.
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AmberSubaki Premium
Inner west :o)
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apache1 Premium
:)
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WAFan Premium
I googled but could not find the phrase to say on that day. Thanks for sharing. The topic might not be, but the post itself is extremely well made.
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AmberSubaki Premium
Many thanks Aurorasa :o)
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nurseannie Premium
That is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing. What a lovely child and your husband is just wonderful... Have a nice weekend AM
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AmberSubaki Premium
Glad you enjoyed it :o)
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