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ANZAC DAY - In remembrance of all those fallen - Lest We Forget.

ANZAC DAY - In remembrance of all those fallen - Lest We Forget.

Old Apr 23rd 2013, 2:09 am
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Thursday is a national holiday here in New Zealand. It's called Anzac Day and is a day of remembrance. Poppies are traditionally worn here. In Australia it is sprigs of rosemary. Hence having both as a mark of respect on my avatar.

Here is an informative wee website about the significance of Anzac Day here in New Zealand.

So, who will be attending their local service . We'll be there at our wee memorial which sits on the green lawn outside our volunteer library. The bagpipes always make me cry.
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Some of you may remember our own wee BE story about a lost soldier & the beautiful photos that were taken and shared with his family when his resting place was found.

Link to the thread HERE & HERE.

Mrs Fychan will kindly be doing the honours for this man and his family on the day.

I shall think of him , just as I think of our own family members who have fought long and hard in wars.
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Thanks for doing this Bevs.

Might be nice if we could all change our avatars for a day or two.

Lest we forget.
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Got my poppy & changed my avatar. We shall remember them.
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What does 'Lest' mean?
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What does 'Lest' mean?
'For fear that'
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Yes, it's great that they have a National Day here and in Oz to remember them.
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Doing the dawn service at Paraparaumu which we have done every year since coming here.

Sorry, but I still haven't got my head around importing an avatar.
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My avatar is a picture of one of the poppies a child made at our Oscar programme today. We made Anzac biscuits and poppies. We had a treasure hunt for poppies, NZ flags and letters that spelt Anzac. A lovely day.
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