Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Today, Australia and New Zealand celebrated ANZAC Day.
(Australia and New Zealand Army Corps.)
It's a day to remember the original ANZACs who  fought in Gallipoli during WWI.
Though it was a disaster, it was the first time
they fought as a country.
Until then, they joined the campaigns of the British Empire,
as separate self-governing colonies--
not becoming a country until 1901.

So it has become not only a day to remember those who gave their lives, and those who have served in conflicts since:
but combined with what it means to be Australian. 

It is observed with services in all the major cities,
and the smallest villages,
the shores of Gallipoli, (Turkey)
Villers-Bretonneaux (France)
and the Research Stations in Antarctica.
Wherever people are currently serving in the world.
There are dawn services, parades, parties, and
the returned soldiers meet for drinks, and
a game of two-up.
Others have barbecues.
And evening services.

We went to the river, and then home.
It was a very rainy day and we were impressed
with all the who braved the wet for the ceremonies.

We just watched it on television. and SHE made traditional ANZAC biscuits (cookies)
for morning tea.
(We even got a taste.)


  1. guess what? the mama put villers bretonneux on our bucket list and we will visit the australian soldiers once and we will bring a greeting from you and a candle....and maybe I will get some anzac biscuits too... just in case they will not look like the pawlowa-fails of the mama :O)

  2. It's good to have a day to remember our soldiers who have served and are still serving our countries. We're glad to hear you got a taste of the cookies.

  3. A great day to celebrate. We never heard of this holiday
    Lily & Edward

  4. Remember soldiers who fought is a great thing. I'm glad you got a taste of the ANZAC cookies!

  5. God Bless Armed forces past, present and future.
    OMCs rain tell me about it. It has been raining non stop here since Sunday morning. Raleigh and our county of Wake is under flash flood warnings. Crabtree Creek ran over its banks out into the streets around Crabtree Valley Mall, a huge shopping mall. The mall has many lower stores flooded too. My peeps usually walk at Crabtree Valley Mall every morning not today.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  6. WW1 was unnecessary. Too many lives lost for nothing.

  7. We stand with you in recognition of all the fine people who have served with the military.

  8. We just learned about this over at F&E's place! Happy ANZAC Day! And you gotted a taste too - YAY!

  9. THANKS for sharing a little history about the place you call home! A proud day and a true celebration, made better by a special treat too!!

  10. Definitely a day to be proud and to celebrate!!! Biscuits - any left for us?

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  11. So many Australian and New Zealand Army Corps men lost their lives in that battle, it is sad that we cannot learn to live in Peace.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  12. Happy ANZAC Day....those cookies sure look nommy!!
    Arty, Jakey & Bilbo

  13. Happy ANZAC day! Any event with cookies is OKAY!
    Wyatt and Tegan