Monday, April 25, 2011

Here's to the Heroes: Anzac Day 2011

Ataturk's speech - From our visit to Gallipoli (2008)
Today Australia and New Zealand remember the sacrifices of their warriors in all conflicts on the anniversary of the dawn landings at Gallipoli (modern day Turkey) in 1915. 
We all got up early (4 am!) for the dawn service and now DH is off discharging Army duties elsewhere.

We visited the Gallipoli pensinsula in December 2008 and it was so sobering to see the row upon row of war graves for both sides of the battle.  And, with DH in the army, today's conflicts are very real for both us too.

Lest We Forget.

1 comment:

  1. Happy ANZAC Day to you too. Feeling very proud & lucky to have my soldier with me today, very different to last year & next year. My husband's unit doesn't do an official dawn service, so he decided to spend the morning with us instead, we'll head off into the city shortly, catch up with other Army families. Wishing your family well, love Posie