Sunday, April 25, 2010


Today is ANZAC Day, one of the most important days of the year in Australia and New Zealand. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by the Australian and New Zealand troups during the First World War. This action took place at Gallipoli (Turkey) where many thousands of troops fought and died.

The above photo of my Grandfather was taken when he signed up for the war in 1918 before his 18th birthday. By the time he turned 18 and was then old enough to serve his country, the war had ended however he did go on to fight during the Second World War.

Each year there are ANZAC Day marches around the county and our town is no exception. There is also a flyover by old planes used in the war and the above photos of the old Wirraway plane were taken from this morning's run and the kids were pretty excited to see this fly low.

ANZAC Day is now a day of commemoration of all those who have died and served in Military operation. To all those brave men and women, I salute you.

Lest we forget

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