Yesterday was a day for reflection of a sad nature for Aussies and Kiwis – starting with a dawn service in our small country town to honour our fallen heroes who gave their absolute all so we could enjoy the freedom of this day. Part of the famous Anzac ode is ‘At the going down of the sun… ‘ and I used this dear pic for my Facebook cover photo to represent these words –
But wait. There will be some amongst you who do not know that ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps and at dawn on the 25th April, 1916 they landed in Anzac Cove and the rest is one of the saddest days in history – our Aussie one, anyway. Here’s the whole story –
And then we came home, made a coffee and sat down in front of computer, munching on my delicious Anzac biscuits – a yummy tradition I love, following in my Mum’s footsteps (or oven, or similar). And when I opened my computer – to my absolute shock and delight, there was a private message for me and then THIS is what that message linked to –
It was so appropriate – my story being published on this day – because what I wrote about is exactly what our heroes gave their lives for – our freedom to be and do whatever we choose.
Australia is not called the ‘Lucky Country’ for nothing!
And then… as if I weren’t emotional enough, a friend posted this video and I just HAD to share it – on Facebook and now here. Best get the tissues ready.
We WILL Remember Them…