Anzac Day

I know that you’re seeing this now, but I wrote this early and then I remembered what we are doing…or what we can do…differently this year. 

Look up #lightupthedawn hashtag.

Since the ANZACs cannot march this year, and we cannot stand in the crowds. Instead, we’ve been asked to light a candle, stand at the end of our drive ways. Then have the silent minute. 

Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”. Observed on 25 April each year, Anzac Day was originally devised to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who served in the Gallipoli Campaign, their first engagement in the First World War (1914–1918).

Anzac Day 2020 falls on a Saturday, which means for most Australians, there will be no public holiday this year. On Monday, April 27, people in NSW, NT, Queensland, SA, Tasmania and Victoria will need to head into the office (or living room, if they’re working from home), but workers in the ACT and Western Australia get a public holiday.

Next year, when Anzac Day falls on a Sunday, people in QLD, SA and NT will get a public holiday on Monday, April 26 and it will only be workers in NSW and Victoria dragging themselves into the office.

The ACT is the only state in Australia, that gets a public holiday every year for Anzac Day. As the ACT is the Capital city of Australia. Every single major War Memorial is there. Western Australian is the only other Australian state, since 1972 to have ANZAC Day as a public holiday. I actually think all states and terrorities should have a public holiday.

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Share Your World … Week 22

Share Your World

Share Your World … Week 22

  1. Every country in the world has lost men and women in some kind of Armed Forces.  When does your country celebrate or morn their deaths? (Optional)
    I live in the Country Down Under and we have two days here. The major one is on the 25th of April, every year. It’s called ANZAC Day, ‘ANZAC’ stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. It’s celebrated on this day as on the morning of 25 April 1915, the Anzacs set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula in order to open the Dardanelles to the allied navies. The other is November 11th (I think that this is celebrated a lot though). 11:11am we take a one minute silence…Remembrance Day.
  1. What is your favorite holiday or holidays?
    I am a Christmas girl all the way. The feeling of the season just brings out my happy side. I spend all year getting little bits here and there all year. It’s amazing what you can save when you put a little away each week/fortnight.
  2. How do you celebrate that holiday?
    Another reason that I love the season is that it brings everyone out and brings the whole family together. We have a very traditional Christmas, same traditions every year. Ones that have been in our families for years.

ANZAC Day <3 Lest We Forget

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Lest We Forget…So that we can live

Today is Australia and New Zealand day of remembering and respecting. ANZAC Day is our day to honour and remember solider present and past from all the War of which we participated and those soldiers who died, so we cold be free. The date of the 25th of April commemorates the anniversary when Australia and New Zealand both were apart of the first campaign that led to major casualties for both countries.

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For most people it’s a pretty emotional day, as I am sure that every country around the world experiences the same kind of feelings when they commemorate their soldiers. The feelings I feel, the appreciation for what these young men and women did for us, the freedom they gave to us. I try to hold onto that feeling for as long as possible. I tend to find during the next few weeks after ANZAC Day, I do things, stay off of social media things and get a lot more proactive.

What do feelings do you all have? Do you find yourself doing a lot more “proactive things” after you celebrate your soldiers?