Saturday, April 24, 2010

Rainy ANZAC Day

Today is ANZAC Day (Australian and New Zealand Army Corp). It's the day we remember all the service people who have fought in wars and those who died. Every town and city will have a parade and rememberence ceremony at their war memorials. Then the Returned soldiers will go to a pub or club to reminiscence and play Two Up. It's a gambling game played by soldiers in WWI and only allowed on ANZAC Day. All schools would have had a special service on Friday. It's not a day to glorify war; but to recognise the sacrifices of those who have had to fight, and to hope some day we can have peace.
We were going to go to the parade, the old soldiers are known as Diggers and we're diggers; but it's raining. Oh well, guess we'll just curl up and watch the huge parade in Sydney on the telly.
PS We'll be thinking of Digby as well.


  1. We so appreciate all of the efforts of soldiers from any country - our Dad is a retired United States Marine Corps Veteran.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

  2. Happy ANZAC day to all of you!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. Hi
    Yep we appreciate all that our soldiers do for us too. It is rainging here too. Have a nice rainy day nap.


  4. Thank you to all the military people that served to protect their countries freedoms and helped others achieve their freedom.

    Arrroooooo to you!


  5. It's been raining for four days straight and we're getting bored. We don't mind the rain too much, but Mom doesn't like to constantly have damp dogs around.

  6. I'm sorry it's raining on such a cool day. It's always an honor to celebrate all fallen soldiers.