ANZAC Day

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In honor of the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who have fought in numerous wars for their freedoms and the rights of others; 25 April is the designated date for memorial ceremonies and tributes.

ANZACs hard at work

ANZAC’s hard at work

There are ceremonies for the ANZAC’s and there are other poems, but I believe this says it all…

Ode of Remembrance

ShowImage - CopyThey shall grow not old, as we are left grow old;ShowImage - Copy (2)
Age will not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
 
 

Gone but not forgotten

Gone but not forgotten

The Spirit of ANZAC

The Spirit of ANZAC

Remembrance

Remembrance

Click on images to enlarge.

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If you have the time – Please visit my past post for the Anzac Centenary and others.  Besides these, you could add ANZAC DAY to your Tags on your Reader pages to honor these troops. 

https://pacificparatrooper.wordpress.com/2015/04/25/anzac-centenary/

From Su Leslie ____

https://zimmerbitch.wordpress.com/2016/04/23/six-word-saturday-aucklands-wwi-dead-lest-we-forget/

From John’s Storybook ___

https://johnsstorybook.wordpress.com/2016/04/22/anzac-day/

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Farewell Salutes –

Dick Beitler – Berne, IN; US Army, WWII, PTO

Mark Briggs – (Memoriam) – NZ Army, WWI, WIA

U.S Forces Honor Guard to honor all those that served for our freedoms in every war.

U.S Forces Honor Guard to honor all those that served for our freedoms in every war.

Donald E. Cook – Princeton, IL; US Navy, Korea, USS Columbus, Underwater Demolition Team

Gary Hardman – Newcastle, AUS; RA Navy, Vietnam, HMAS Paramatta, Ibis & Torrens

Alfred Hudson – NZ; RNZ Navy # C/SSX16068, WWII, ETO

James Lang – Hunter, AUS; RA Army, Vietnam

Carl Mankey – N.E. IN; USMC, WWII, PTO, 2 Purple Hearts

Francis Queenin – Puhinui, NZ; NZ Air Force # 34677, driver

Marquerite Schouten – Wairarapa, NZ; British Army # W/315535, Cpl.

Frank Streather – Sydney, AUS; RA Air Force, WWII, 452 Squadron

Honore Wright – Tauranga, NZ; WWII, ambulance driver

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About GP Cox

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GPCox is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on April 24, 2016, in Current News, Uncategorized, WWII and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 62 Comments.

  1. It isn’t often I see remembrances for the New Zealand and Australian soldiers. One of my father’s best friends was Australian and fought during WWII. Sadly, I only remember his name — we called him Uncle Harry, and he passed away years before my dad did. Thanks for bringing back memories. He was such a kind man.

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    • I’m glad you can appreciate this post. Many people think, due to their schooling, that the U.S. fought the war in the Pacific alone; I insert the contributions of other nations as I find them. My avid readers also help by contributing links for additional info. It’s very good that from now on, on ANZAC Day, you will remember Uncle Harry.

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  2. Thank you ist gut zu lesen wünsche dir einen schönen Donnerstag liebe Grüße Gislinde

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  3. Great ode to the soldiers

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  4. “They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.”
    Thank you for your thoughts and excellent post honouring the memory of ANZAC. Lest we forget.

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  5. More woes, GP.

    I got the title/heading, a bunch of stars, all the ‘likes’, an advert, and all the comments … tried in both Firefox and Safari, but no actual article itself~?

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  6. sending a virtual poppy for all this brave people…

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  7. And a wonderful ANZAC Day we are having Down Under – absolutely blessed with a beautiful late Autumn sunny day in Sydney and everywhere http://www.abc.net.au/news/anzac/

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  8. Great tribute gp, thanks from Australia. Unfortunately I was out of action for today’s Anzac Remembrances, got discharged from Hospital yesterday morning in South Australia, flew back to Victoria but in no shape to front up for today’s parade, my son wanted to do our Dawn service and the march afterwards, but had to stay in sick bay, apparently it was a great memorial Anzac day all around Australia.
    Cheers mate.

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    • Glad to hear you are out of the hospital, but not so great that your son is in sick bay – you’ll do ANZAC next year – together! And maybe you’ll think of me for one split second and smile.

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  9. Thank you for the pingback; and for remembering the Anzacs on our day of commemoration. Cheers, Su.

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  10. a snappy salute from a fellow veteran. you are an inspiration to our next generations.

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    • Thank you very much, Ann. As you can see, I love it.

      As New Zealand poet Alastair Te Ariki Campbell writes in his poem Gallipoli Peninsula, the wildflowers provided comfort to the soldiers, half a world away from home.

      “It was good to feel,
      during such moments,
      that we were human beings once more,
      delighting in little things, in just being human.”

      Watch Type in Motion’s Gallipoli Peninsula by Alastair Te Ariki Campbell on youtube.

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  11. Thank you, GP. I haven’t written an Anzac post this year but I have found some wonderful resources at this website. http://www.anzacwebsites.com/index.htm

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  12. Two nations who have sent their young men to fight and die for the safety and security of nations on the other side of the world. They are owed a huge debt.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  13. Great tribute and agree they deserve recognition!

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  14. Thank-you for this beautiful tribute.This year in particular we are marking one hundred years since the Battle of the Somme, which had particular significance for my family.

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  15. Time dims the memory of ordinary events, but not great events. In a nation’s history, great events – whether in peace or war – live in our memories regardless of time. They are deemed great not necessarily for what they achieved, nor for whether they were victories or successes. For the men of ANZAC cove, 25 April 1915.

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    • I wish I had words such as yours when I attempt to compile these posts.

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      • GP. I couldn’t even begin to convey the intricacies and complexities of amphibious warfare, marines in the jungle, Seebees fighting the Japanese as 40 year old men, when they were drafted for carpentry. You have a comprehension of the Pacific war that borders on the philosophical. You aren’t just amateur historian, 9as a veteran you are far better qualified than us all) you understand the men who fought at Tarawa in their early attempts to land tanks for close support and to get past the sea wall failed when the LCM landing craft carrying them hung up behind the reef. Some of these craft were hit out in the lagoon while they waited to move in to the beach and either sank outright or had to withdraw while taking on water. Two Stuart tanks were landed on the east end of the beach but were knocked out of action fairly quickly. That’s just one example – the same can be said of Guadalcanal, Saipan, Tinian and Okinawa. But every time GP, you make us feel as if we are there. Today, I went to the American Embassy in London. I was granted legal residential status of the United States. We British might like to think that we changed the world. But, GP, you made it a better place. —– For my daughter Jasmine. 11 weeks old. A fully fledged US Citizen. Thanks GP. Everytime I read your posts, it reminds me why I go to Applebees.

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        • I have no words to reply to such comments, Rich. I’m thrilled you are now a citizen, as of course, no question of it for your daughter! I can only thank you for continuing to read and for loving this country so much!!

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          • There will always be a part of me that will be an Englishman, but the most important people in my life are Americans, and to a certain extent , I will be too with dual citizenship. When that happens, I will be very proud. Thanks as always for your posts GP. You have an intellect that few possess.

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  16. A very sensitive tribute to two groups of very tough people.

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  17. Thanks so much, GP, for this tribute to a very important day~~

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