Today is Anzac Day

North Beach, Gallipoli Peninsular; Turkey. The point at which Australian Troops first landed at Gallipoli and traditionally the focus for Australian Dawn services. It must be because I grew up hearing the stories about what Australian and New Zealand troops achieved (and died achieving) during the First and Second World Wars, that Anzac

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Today is Anzac Day

North Beach, Gallipoli Peninsular; Turkey. The point at which Australian Troops first landed at Gallipoli and traditionally the focus for Australian Dawn services. It must be because I grew up hearing the stories about what Australian and New Zealand troops achieved (and died achieving) during the First and Second World Wars, that Anzac

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Halloween Anniversaries.

It's taken me two years to get to write about these.  Last year I got side-swiped by something that was clearly urgent and important at the time, but was apparently trivial in the long run because I can't remember it at all now. These two events, however, we still remember.  It seems appropriate they happen

VE Day – 67 years ago.

VE Day - Victory in Europe Day - marks the end of the European hostilities of World War II.  The Japanese would take another three months to surrender. While there are huge numbers of monuments dedicated to ensuring we never forget the wars and battles we have fought, it seems odd that we don't celebrate

Today is Anzac Day

It must be because I grew up hearing the stories about what Australian and New Zealand troops achieved (and died achieving) during the First and Second World Wars, that Anzac Day tends to register in my consciousness more than Rememberance Day ever does, even living here in North America. In Australia, Anzac Day