Anzac day here in Australia

by barry 6 Replies latest jw friends

  • barry
    barry

    Anzac day brings strong emotions of those who died for the freedoms we take for granted. The dawn service is allways too early but we will make it to the march today.

  • oompa
    oompa

    Here in the States we can only get Anzac by a doctors perscription................oompa

  • Hortensia
    Hortensia

    ANZAC Day – 25 April – is probably Australia's most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they soon took in that name endures to this day.

  • barry
    barry

    I had a great uncle who was shot while still in the water with his mates trying to take the beach at Gallipolly in Turkey. The site of the Anzac tradition.

  • Awakened at Gilead
    Awakened at Gilead
    Here in the States we can only get Anzac by a doctors perscription................oompa

    That's what I was thinking yoo when I saw this thread... [email protected]

  • barry
    barry

    So what is Anzac in American english you have me wondering here?

  • JeffT
    JeffT

    Barry: they're making a bad pun on the name of presciption med for depression.

    I'm glad your country makes such a tradition out of Anzac day. A lot of your people sacrificed a lot on a poorly conceived and badly executed battle plan. If I recall it was Churchill's idea. We are all lucky the military people didn't let him try again in WWII.

    A salute to all those being remembered today.

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