Anzac day – 100 Years On. A remembrance of an heroic defeat. An occasion to mark our respect for all those that we send in harm’s way.
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli (Turkey) by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps in their first deployment. This disastrous campaign led by an inapt British commander, caused death and injury in the many tens of thousands. He was subsequently dismissed, which allowed for a successful, casualty free evacuation. To honour their comrades, the day henceforth became known as ANZAC day and every 25th April, all Australians and New Zealanders pay their respects to the courageous WW1 Anzacs and to all service men and women, past and present.
From great sacrifice came great valour.
“They shall grow not 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.”
Click on the above link to view a mother and son story from 100 years ago.
Photos L to R. 1. Gallipoli service medallion. 2. Australian and New Zealand flags. 3. Anzac Day dawn service.