25 April, 2010

Sunday In My City: ANZAC Day

It's appropriate today is grey and rainy.  It creates a solemn and reflective mood for Anzac Day. Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand.

The name Anzac originally comes from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I.  The name has now broadly refers to all those who died and served in military operations.

War Memorial - Sutherland
A small suburban war memorial 

A cross indicates Killed in Action

Rain collects on the floral tributes.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.

They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,

They fell with their faces to the foe.

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.

Australian Flag
Australian Flag hangs heavily in the rain.

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  1. It is good we remember. Wonderful pictures.

  2. Thank you for sharing.

    The war memorial with the colourful flowers is so different to ours on Remembrance day, in England they put red poppies. I like the difference.

    Have a blessed Sunday.

  3. I was out there at dawn singing with a choir..... and getting soaked!

  4. I agree..it is good that we remember things like this. Beautiful photos..

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    I like the meaning behind these pictures. great photos by the way.

  6. Thanks for sharing!
    SIMC greetings from Casablanca!


  7. Remembrance of war victims is, sadly, universal. Thank you for this post sharing your country's honor.

    I'm visiting from Unknown Mami. Hope you'll get a chance to visit me, also.

  8. Great shot of the flowers! Love traveling around the world, and sharing this with my daughter.

  9. Did you have/eat Anzac bars?

    Here from SIMC. Have a great day!

  10. Being of German origin, still feel as if i owe an excuse.
    Please have you all a wonderful start into the new week.

    daily athens

  11. It is amazing how often it rains on remembrance days.

    Kristin - The Goat

  12. Isn't it wonderful so many people brought fresh flowers to the monument.
    Thanks for sharing. I didn't know about this.

    Happy SIMC from Los Angeles,

  13. Do you know why THIS date is chosen to honour your veterans?
    Beautiful pictures!

  14. Amy - Anzac biscuits are a must on Anzac day. Yummm!

    ρομπερτ - We remember the past but we don't apply blame. No excuse is required.

    SamiJoe - 25 April is the date of the first battle fought by Australian and NZ soldiers in World War I. We got whipped but it has become significant to our history.

  15. This is the first year I've heard of this. Thank you.