It was a very different Dawn Service for Anzac Day 2020 for us as we stood on our balconies and commemorated those who have served for us. Fellow blogger, Living on the Downs, has given permission for me to share her words.
On the 25th of April 1915 troops of the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps landed at a place future generations would known as Anzac Cove. They were part of the campaign to recapture the Gallipoli peninsula during World War One. Facing fierce resistance, the campaign dragged on for eight months until they were finally evacuated in December of that year. As a military campaign it was a failure, costing the lives of more than 8,000 Australian soldiers. But a legend was born – the legend of the ANZACS.
It is a story of courage under fire and loyalty to your mates, and the flame of that legend continues to burn brightly in the hearts and minds of Australians and our New Zealand cousins today. Every year on the 25th of April, we stop and we remember those who served and those who gave their lives in World War…
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