Posted by: maureenc | April 24, 2012

Anzac Day

I would say that this is the most honoured “HOLIDAY:” / REMEMBRANCE  day in Australia>
Unless you are an Aussie born and bred I would state, unequivocally that you do not have the emotional rapporte with this day.
Regardless of how you track it. ANZAC day 1915 was the result of Australian and New Zealand young men rallying to the call of :Queen and Empire”
It was NOT a practical call, but rather an emotional to “the homeland” that pulled at the heartstrings of these young men at the absolute (far) edges of the British Empire
Whether these young men lived in New Zealand, or various points of (Australia)
made no difference. They were gun fodder ONLY.
The sacrifice of so many young men affects only Australia and New Zealand. Young men who had no realisation of how dirty and devastating war is, and who thought they were being true/patriotic to “mother England” by answering her call to arms.

As usual, the Poms hands “are clean


My uncle, George Dobson was one of these young men, and he paid the ultimate price.

Australians do not glorify war  by commemorating this date…….we are giving honour to those original ANZACs, and to all the men and women who lost their lives whilst serving in the Australian Defence Forces since then.

LEST WE FORGET

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  1. Interesting, thank you for sharing.. always that connection.


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