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ANZAC DAY

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Downtown Sniper, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. Downtown Sniper

    Downtown Sniper Contributing Member

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    Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.

    Originally - 25 April every year was to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in World War I.

    Today is a big day for the Australian Defence Force.

    I'll be attending one of the Dawn Services at 4:30am and also participating in a March with my fellow School of Infantry brethren.

    'Before dawn the gathered veterans would be ordered to "stand-to" and two minutes of silence would follow. At the start of this time a lone bugler would play the Last Post and then concluded the service with Reveille'

    I will be Marching and raising a glass for my fallen mate who I went through Basic and Infantry training with in 2006 - Private Benjamin Ranaudo.

    Benny was killed while serving in Afghanistan as a member of the Mentoring and Reconstruction Task Force on the 18th of July 2009 - when one of his squad members stepped on a pressure plate for an anti-personnel mine 10 feet away.

    LEST WE FORGET

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  2. Dgn1

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    I salute
     
  3. Haymitch

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    I always toy with the idea of someday moving to New Zealand. It seems so nice, and has slightly fewer insects/animals that can kill you than Australia.
     
  4. RMGEEGEE

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    Hope you like cold weather.
     
  5. davo

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    Have a good ANZAC day Sniper. We will be having our own ceremony with my kids here in the USA to make sure they, at least for a few short minutes, can think about how lucky they are, and hopefully never forget.
     
  6. BMoney

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    It barely ever drops below freezing in Auckland.
     
  7. TreeRollins

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    Respect. When in Turkey, I visited the Battle of Gallipoli site. Australia and New Zealand lost a lot of good men there (as did other allied countries and Turkey). WWI trench warfare was brutal. Very somber experience.
     
  8. rockbox

    rockbox Around before clutchcity.com

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    I saw the parade on St. George street in Sydney this morning.
     
  9. dockerland

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    Has now become the most important day in Australia without a doubt. Always very emotional and celebrated/commemorated in the right fashion.

    Lest We Forget
     
  10. bigtexxx

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    Just wanted to show my respect for the Australians. They have supplied troops to every single war the US has fought in over the past 150 years. A great ally.
     
  11. Deckard

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    One of our closest allies, thank goodness. Australia's fighting men and women take a backseat to no one. Never forget!
     

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