ANZAC DAY 25th April 2014 ~ Lest we forget

Anzac Day 25th April 2013 Lest we forget skyscape sunrise dawn sunset clouds photo meme cover banner by Anton K
ANZAC DAY 25th April 2013 Lest we forget ~ skyscape sunset scene shot by Anton K. Kressnig on Anzac Day on Thursday the 25th April 2013

ANZAC DAY ~ 25th April 2014

99th Anniversary ~ Lest we forget

Anzac Day is the national day of remembrance annually held in Australia and New Zealand, commemorating all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations, and the contribution and suffering of all those who have served. The 25th of April was officially named Anzac Day in 1916, when it originally honoured the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire during World War I.

Australian troops charging an Ottoman trench, just before the evacuation
Australian troops charging an Ottoman trench, just before the evacuation

Chief of Navy at Gallipoli Dawn Service YouTube video: Commemoration of the 98th Anniversary of the Anzacs landing in Gallipoli in 1915, on the shores of Anzac Cove in Gallipoli, Turkey on 25th April 2013, with about 10,000 people gathered together to pause and reflect at the Anzac Cove Dawn Service. 

Dawn service at the Australian War Memorial 2012 time-lapse YouTube video: 


Corporal Arthur Norman Clarke hat 2-23rd Battalion Rats of Tobruk Australian World war soldiers 1980s Anzac Day marching Melbourne
Corporal Arthur Norman Clarke (2/23rd Battalion Rats of Tobruk 2nd World War) holding his hat on his Anzac heart, in a late 1980s Anzac Day march in Melbourne (Arthur Norman Clarke is the Grandfather of Anton K. Kressnig)

And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda is a song about a young Australian soldier who was maimed at the Battle of Gallipoli during the First World War, written by Scottish born Australian singer and songwriter Eric Bogle in 1971. The song incorporates the melody and some lines from the Waltzing Matilda ballad. In May 2001, APRA ~ The Australasian Performing Right Association named this song as one of the Top 30 Australian songs of all time.

I Was Only Nineteen is a song about a typical Australian soldier’s experience in the Vietnam War, by Australian folk group Redgum in 1983. This song hit number 1 on the Kent Music Report Singles Chart for 2 weeks, and It was also in the top 40 albums chart for 4 months on Redgum’s live album Caught in the ActRoyalties for this song go to the Vietnam Veterans Association of Redgum’s lead singer John Schumann wrote the song based on experiences he heard from Vietnam war veterans, particularly his mate Frankie Hunt and brother in-law Mick Storen. This song is in the Australasian Performing Right Association‘s Top 30 Australian Songs of all time.


Anzac Biscuits have long been associated with the Anzacs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) established in World War I. They are a sweet biscuit popular in Australia and New Zealand made from rolled oats, flour, desiccated coconut, sugar, butter, golden syrup, baking soda and boiling water. It’s said that the biscuits were sent by wives to the soldiers abroad, because the ingredients kept well during naval transportation, and did not spoil easily. Read more about Anzac biscuits here at Try cooking Anzac biscuits with the traditional and popular version of the recipes here at




The 25th of April 2015 commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, where the ANZAC legend was born. You could be part of this once in a lifetime journey, the first of its kind to leave Australia, on the 26th March 2015 when the elegant MSC Poesia from Fremantle embarks on a 36 day cruise to participate in the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing. The cruise follows the Anzacs voyage to Gallipoli, including ports along the way such as Cairo where Anzacs assembled and trained. The Entertainment on Board includes Bert Newton, Kate Ceberano, Daryl Braithwaite, John Williamson, Ross Wilson, Normie Rowe, Rubber Soul and BABBA. See more about this rare voyage from Fremantle to Rome at


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