Each year on the 25th of April, Australians and New Zealanders commemorate ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day to recognise the sacrifices that Australian and New Zealand soldiers , sailors, airmen and airwomen have made.
Anzac day is about courage and selflessness. It is strength and endurance of the human spirit. It is of humility and heroism, but more importantly it is of remembrance.
Anzac is legend and it is not that we as a nation celebrate nor glorify war, but rather we honour and remember events which so dramatically shaped our history. It is our way of saying thankyou to the many thousands of service men and women who have fought for our freedom and rights as Australians. It is beyond extraordinary their deeds, and as a nation we will always, always remember and honour them.
Our history as Australians is identifiable by their sacrifices and we can never imagine the appalling and unspeakable conditions they endured. It is on days such as these that I miss our golden wattle, our unique and beautiful gum trees and our stunningly beautiful country. I especially miss our Anzac day dawn services, parades and commemorative services held throughout Australia.
Today, Friday 25th of April 2014, we celebrated Anzac Day with a dawn service at the Museum of Aviation Robins AFB Warner Robins Georgia USA. In doing so we say to all, we have not forgotten your sacrifice and we will never forget.
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them……..
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A wonderful tribute to those who have fought to preserve our freedom, Bid. How great to see those at Robins AFB giving their Aussie counterparts the opportunity to pay their respects on this our special day of remembrance.
Back here in Australia, even though the last of the Diggers from WW1 is now at rest, Australians are coming out in bigger and bigger numbers each year to make sure the spirit of ANZAC lives on.
We will definitely remember them.