Wednesday, April 25, 2012

V is for Valient

Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, originally commemorated by both countries on 25 April every year to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire during World War I.
It now more broadly commemorates all those who died and served in military operations for their countries.

There are services held all over the country. The first is usually a dawn service and then the more popular attended service at about 10am.

Lest We Forget

It is at this time of year that New Zealand wears poppies, this has taken me a while to get use to , as in England poppies were used in November for remembrance day on Nov 11, so to me it is odd to see them all about and being worn in April.

1 comment:

Alison said...

Yes, it would be odd to be wearing poppies in April!
Alison xx