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ANZAC day
« on: 24.04. 2013 22:32 »
 For all our Aussi and Kiwi members. Have a great day. I'll be remembering my G G uncle.
Don't loose the house at two up today.
http://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/anzac/anzac_tradition.asp
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Re: ANZAC day
« Reply #1 on: 25.04. 2013 00:01 »
I hope ALL service men & women have a great day, Thank you for your service to our country...
In Seymour Victoria they have erected a morial wall dedicated to Aussies who served in Vietnam..
The wall is made of approx 2mtr X 1mtr clear perspex with images from Nam & the names of
ALL 60,267 service personnel ....   it's back lit & best viewed at night...
Lest we forget...

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Re: ANZAC day
« Reply #2 on: 25.04. 2013 14:45 »
Hope as a non oz/kiwi  had my best wishes to you all , my late father in law served in the 6th army through Burma and held the ANZAK  guys in the highest regard , his words stay with me , " mad b***tards but the only kind to have by your side " BobH.
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Re: ANZAC day
« Reply #3 on: 25.04. 2013 15:49 »
  " mad b***tards but the only kind to have by your side "
That sounds like most of us.
Thanks Bob.
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Re: ANZAC day
« Reply #4 on: 25.04. 2013 16:47 »
Nice one Musky. Although a pom, my G Grandfather landed with the 29th Division on 25th April 1915, so ANZAC day is also a day for remembering for me too - respect.
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Re: ANZAC day
« Reply #5 on: 25.04. 2013 22:01 »
It brings it home to all of us how brave these guys were, every Anzac day we all have deep respect in remembering them.
My father was in Burma too after being in the 8th Army in the desert and fought with Kiwi and Aussie guys, he was one of the lucky guys who came home, cheers, Bob.
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Re: ANZAC day
« Reply #6 on: 26.04. 2013 11:01 »
HI kiwipom
My uncle was in the 8th under Monty he came home too but was never in full health, I've the greatest respect for all of them
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Re: ANZAC day
« Reply #7 on: 24.04. 2014 22:13 »
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Re: ANZAC day
« Reply #8 on: 24.04. 2014 23:29 »
Yes a day for all of us to remember the sacrifices previous generations made so we can all live the life style we have.

Mt G G Grandfather died in France during WW1, his body never found. His name is recorded on a memorial at a place called Arras.

My other half's G Uncle was in the first landing at Gallipoli, survived to go on to France and was killed only a few weeks before the end of the war, he's buried in France.

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Re: ANZAC day
« Reply #9 on: 25.04. 2014 00:09 »
Why we wear a Poppy


           "Please wear a poppy," the lady said
                and held one forth, but I shook my head.
          Then I stopped and watched as she offered them there,
               and her face was old and lined with care;
                but beneath the scars the years had made
              there remained a smile that refused to fade.
 
                  A boy came whistling down the street,
                    bouncing along on care-free feet.
                   His smile was full of joy and fun,
                   "Lady," said he, "may I have one?"
                When she's pinned it on he turned to say,
                     "Why do we wear a poppy today?"
 
                   The lady smiled in her wistful way
                 and answered, "This is Remembrance Day,
                  and the poppy there is the symbol for
                    the gallant men who died in war.
               And because they did, you and I are free -
                  That's why we wear a poppy, you see.
 
                      "I had a boy about your size,
                  with golden hair and big blue eyes.
                  He loved to play and jump and shout,
                   Free as a bird he would race about.
                As the years went by he learned and grew
                  and became a man - as you will, too.
 
              "He was fine and strong, with a boyish smile,
               but he'd seemed with us such a little while
                  when war broke out and he went away.
                   I still remember his face that day
                when he smiled at me and said, goodbye,
              I'll be back soon, Mom, so please don't cry.
 
                "But the war went on and he had to stay,
                 and all I could do, was wait and pray.
                  His letters told of the awful fight,
               (I can see it still in my dreams at night),
             with the tanks and guns and cruel barbed wire,
             and the mines and bullets, the bombs and fire.
 
               
"Till at last, at last, the war was won-
                  And that's why we wear a poppy son."
                    The small boy turned as if to go,
               Then said, "Thanks, lady, I'm glad to know.
                That sure did sound like an awful fight,
               but your son - did he come back all right?"
             
                  A tear rolled down each faded check;
                  she shook her head, but didn't speak.
                    I slunk away in a sort of shame,
              and if you were me you'd have done the same;
               for our thanks, in giving, if oft delayed,
          Thought our freedom was bought - and thousands paid!
 
                    And so when we see a poppy worn,
                   Let us reflect on the burden borne,
                    By those who gave their very all
                When asked to answer their country's call
                  That we at home in peace might live.
                Then wear a poppy!   Remember - and give!
 
                                              By Don Crawford
 

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Re: ANZAC day
« Reply #10 on: 25.04. 2014 13:10 »
Sorry I missed this guys , hope a few glasses were raised, Bob.
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