Sunday, April 22, 2007

Anzac Day.

The World War I Memorial at Richard Russell Park, Manly

It was 92 years ago that Australian soldiers landed at Gallipoli, and so many of them were killed in action on the beaches and in the hills behind the beaches in a bloody battle that will not be forgotten by Australians.
Each year, on April 25th we remember the soldiers in all wars that lost their lives while fighting for peace.
Each year it seems that more and more young people are learning about the history of Gallipoli and making there way to the many events around the country.
It is an early morning wake up - as one of the features of Anzac Day is the Dawn Service. In the Wynnum Manly area there are two services. One at Richard Russell Park, Manly starting at 3.45 am, and the other at the Cenotaph, near the Wynnum RSL Club.
As the sun comes up, it is quite moving to see hundreds of people standing heads bowed during the ceremony as we remember.
The playing of the Last Post, and the words "Lest We Forget"

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