Thursday, 23 April 2009

25th April - ANZAC DAY

Above are my scanned photos of my father: George Kenneth Anderson who served in WWII in New Guinea. He had almost every disease known to man, and almost drowned in a flood at their camp in New Guinea, but was rescued by a fellow soldier. His war medals show in the top photo.Thankfully he returned & married my mum. Otherwise I would not be here to tell this story.
When my father passed away, I organised for THE LAST POST to be played at his funeral.
ANZAC Day in Australia:
Wreaths of
red Flanders poppies are traditionally placed at memorials on ANZAC Day.
On 25 April every year, Australians commemorate ANZAC Day. It commemorates the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. The date, 25 April, was officially named ANZAC Day in 1916.
ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. In 1917, the word ANZAC meant someone who fought at Gallipoli and later it came to mean any Australian or New Zealander who fought or served in the First World War. During the Second World War,
ANZAC Day became a day on which the lives of all Australians lost in war time were remembered. The spirit of ANZAC recognises the qualities of courage, mateship and sacrifice which were demonstrated at the Gallipoli landing.
A bugle plays THE LAST POST at ceremonies, etc. It is worth listening to if you have
not heard it. It is simple but touches the heart. Click on link below:

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