Monday, April 25, 2011


 Hi Everyone,  Today was ANZAC Day.  ANZAC stands for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp.  Every year on April 25, Australia and NZ have their day of rememberance of all the service men and women who have given their lives.....and/or served our countries in war. 
 In addition to dawn services and parades in nearly every town in Australia, there were dawn services at ANZAC cove Gallipoli (where it all began), Villers-Bretonneux, France and Long Tan, Vietnam.
It is not a glorification of war, but rather just a time to reflect, and remember those who have had to fight.
 Rosemary is worn in rememberance.
The ANZAC ode:

They shall grow not old
As we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them
Nor the years condemn.
At the gowing down of the sun
And in the morning
We will remember them.


  1. A very moving post girls - it is alays impawtant to remember and never take anything for granted.

    Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

  2. This is a wonderful day to remember, and rosemary is a beautiful herb to commemorate it by. We saw the movie Gallipoli and found it to be truly touching.

  3. The new memorials in London are somehow both very modern and very moving. They were thronged this morning with a generation that remembers and is grateful. Never knew about Rosemary - had always assumed it was a red poppy.

  4. As JD says, we must never take anything for granted, thinking of you on Anzac Day x

  5. That sounds very similar to our Memorial Day - a wonderful way to honor those who served and sacrificed so much.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  6. What a wonderful day of honor and remembrance!

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi and The Sweet Babes

  7. I hope you have a wonderful time honoring those who have served.. and given their full measure.

  8. That is certainly a wonderful time to remember those who have served. We hope you have a great day!!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

  9. It's a very selfless thing to give your life fur your country...or just to serve. Amazing!!!


  10. Thank you for the great post. It is good to remember those who served and gave so much. Like the idea of the Rosemary too.

  11. Wow. Think I'll go sit in Her rosemary bush out in the raised bed in the backyard. When I do, I'll carry around the nice smell and think of you guys and the guys and gals who serve and have served.

    We cannot forget what has gone before us and who has gone before us.

    Roodles, Stuart

  12. Its good to remember the ones that gave their lives for us. Kinda like the rosemary that is used to remember them. We always loved rosemary :)

    Hope you get some special noms girls!

  13. That's a wonderful code. Thanks for sharing this tradition with us...

  14. Thank you for sharing your special holiday with us. We have a holiday here like that called Memorial Day.

    Love to Bella & nubbin wiggles,

  15. Just returned from cycling (sans Bertie) around Picardy and Normandy, and saw numerous World War I military cemeteries, including so many for soldiers from Australia and New Zealand. The graves are invariably beautifully tended; the dreadful events of 1914-18 cast a long shadow over the now serene and lovely valley of the River Somme.
    Best wishes for ANZAC Day.

  16. That is interesting. Never heard of that day. Hope you went to a parade.
    Benny & Lily

  17. What a Most Luvly day to remember those dear humans who made such a huge sacrifice.

    But I'm still trying to figure out what an Anzac cookie is!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  18. what a nice thing to do...I love rosemary...

  19. i think it's super duper important to honor those hoomans in the military who have fought and died to protect others!

    the booker man

  20. What a wonderful day to remember. Thanks for sharing about it!

  21. Grace will lead them home and for their work may we have a life of joy and peace.
    Sweet William The Scot

  22. What a nice day to remember those that fought for your country!!

    Jazzi and Addy