Firstly, let me wish you a blessed Anzac Day!
Today it’s Anzac Day in Australia and it’s a day we remember the sacrifice and the time that our Armed Forces gave to keep Australia & New Zealand safe and free!
Now I know I have international visitors here on my blog so here’s a little lesson for you ….
ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they took in that name endures to this day. ANZAC Day – 25 April – is probably Australia’s most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
The Australian and New Zealand forces landed on Gallipoli on 25 April, meeting fierce resistance from the Ottoman Turkish defenders. What had been planned as a bold stroke to knock Turkey out of the war quickly became a stalemate, and the campaign dragged on for eight months. At the end of 1915 the allied forces were evacuated, after both sides had suffered heavy casualties and endured great hardships. Over 8,000 Australian soldiers had been killed. News of the landing on Gallipoli had made a profound impact on Australians at home, and 25 April soon became the day on which Australians remembered the sacrifice of those who had died in the war.
So to all who have given their time and life to keep this country the wonderful one it is today – not just at Gallipoli but every war and even to keep the peace in other countries we all say a very heartfelt Thank You!!
I had originally intended to share today’s Thursday Time Out with this post but I think Anzac Day needs one of its own … I will do the Thursday Time Out shortly.
For now please say a prayer for all those who lost people in any of the wars and for those who have had some position whether it be on the frontline, the strategies or in the care of the injured and especially those now that are deployed.