[WWI] ANZAC Day 2007

Douglas Anderson djandersonza at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 25 06:08:16 EDT 2007

Unfortunately the same cannot be said for South Africa. There is still a steady stream of youngsters that will attend Rememberance Day, but the majority couldn't care.

Shane Weier <bristolf2b at hotmail.com> wrote:  Hi all

I'm just back from the Dawn Service held at 4.28am each year, the minute 
when our troops landed at Galipolli this day in 1915.

When I was at school, in the time of Vietnam, there was much talk that ANZAC 
Day would fade away, and Australians forget why we mark that day. Yet 
despite the steady loss of veterans over the years, there has been an 
equally steady rise in the number of people attending each year since. This 
morning was the largest crowd at the little suburban service I now attend in 
the 12 years I've been going there.

Lots more kids too. They actually know a deal more about WW1 and what the 
ANZAC tradition means to this nation than you'd expect of youngsters.

Lest we forget.


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