Today is ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand, the day that commemorates the bravery and honour shown by the men who enlisted in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps to fight in the Great War (World War I). It is a day of commemoration, a day to honour the military, a day to remember those who have been lost, and a day in which many take the opportunity to pay respect to the men who died to keep Australia free.
Brave Men, All, and so on this day we say to the memory of those men, their families, and those who survive them, Lest We Forget.
To further remember, enjoy this powerpoint (all files are the same, except for the inclusion of sound.)
The ANZACs deserve our respect. To celebrate the Australian way, have a shot of rum in your coffee this morning.
April 24, 2008, 11:24 am at 11:24 am
And that would be Bundaberg Rum, NOT Bacardi.
April 24, 2008, 11:28 am at 11:28 am
Rum is shit, either way.
I did buy a 50mL bottle, for my coffee this morning.
Lest We Forget.
April 24, 2008, 11:58 am at 11:58 am
Thank you for teaching me a little bit about ANZAC Day, which is something I hadn’t really known much about, being from the United States.
Any holiday commemorated by putting rum in one’s coffee is something I will put on my calendar in perpetuity, and happily raise a glass to the brave soldiers of Australia and New Zealand.
April 24, 2008, 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm
Now look, this ain’t no political/patriarchal bullshit but for the record it’s bourbon whiskey. Fuck the specifics for now.
(Wild Turkey Rare Breed.)(I.W. Harper) (Makers Mark) (Jim Beam Black) (JD).. albeit that last one is TENNESSEE whiskey, NOT Bourbon (re the city of Bourbon in the state of KENTUKY).
And thanks for the chooks.
April 24, 2008, 1:01 pm at 1:01 pm
Blingbling, you are pissed, Kentucky is spelled Kentucky.
April 24, 2008, 1:08 pm at 1:08 pm
Nice post Ash 🙂
April 24, 2008, 1:47 pm at 1:47 pm
A WREATH of red poppies from the Yojimbo household.
April 24, 2008, 8:39 pm at 8:39 pm
April 24, 2008, 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm
I went to the ANZAC dawn service in King’s Park this morning with some friends. There were literally tens of thousands of people there – not bad for a relatively small city. One thing I do miss about America is the openly-expressed patriotism, especially on days like Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day and the Fourth of July – but even just in the past 5 years or so I’ve seen Australians become more comfortable with being openly patriotic and proud of their country. I hope that trend continues.