Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

We Will Remember Them


Red ruffled poppy 2016


Ruffled Red  Poppy 2015Very ruffled red poppy


Red Poppy October 2014

Anzac Day 25th  April 2018

The Red poppy, the symbol of war remembrance.

Commemoration services have been held throughout New Zealand, the Dawn  Service, a moving ceremony attended by dignitaries, service men and women, the  old and so many younger people..

Photo courtesy of the Internet,the service at Wellington .

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, New Zealand.

Dawn Servive ,Wellington

Quotation of the day,

In  Flander’s Fields,

by  Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, May 1915.


In Flanders Field

Greetings from Jean

17 comments:

Our photos said...

Very good !

Inger said...

That poem just breaks your heart every time you see it. Hope all is well in your part of the world. Spring is here now, so I will begin to use the beautiful bag you gave me. It's most definitely a spring and summer accesory.

Susan Heather said...

Thousands at the Dawn Service here. I hope things get sorted for you soon.

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

My kids formed part of the local honour guard for the flag last night so we were pretty tired today. But it was a great remembrance experience for all.

Carol Mattingly said...

What a lovely sentiment to all of the fallen and their families left behind. I love those gorgeous red poppies. I have a bedspread with red poppies on it. Carol

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful post in honor of your Anzac Day. God Bless all the service men and women!I love the pretty poppies! Enjoy your day!

Sharon - IN said...

What a beautiful remembrance. God Bless!

KB Bear said...

That is such a sad and beautiful poem. I love the red poppies.

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Beautiful heartfelt words. May the world never forget the heartache and destruction of wars, oh when willl we ever learn.

Sandra Walker said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos of brilliantly red poppies! War is just so wrong. That is such a beautiful poem, written by a Canadian. :-)

Dee said...

Dear Jean, is your post in memory of the New Zealand and Australian soldiers who fought and died at Gallipoli during World War I? Their courage is always mentioned in every book I read about that war. Peace.

Fundy Blue said...

I thought of you on Anzac Day. "In Flander's Fields" is my favorite poem. We must never forget the sacrifices of those who fought for our freedom.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Your Anzac Day is also commemorated at my home province in Newfoundland as soldiers from the Newfoundland Regiment were the only North American forces fighting with the allies including ANZAC at Gallipolli. ANZAC of course, outdid themselves. Always remembered for sure.

Jenn Jilks said...

It is important to remember.
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Authors with Advice said...

Awesome post in tribute to our ANZAC soldiers.

Cozy Quilts by Linda said...

Hi Jean,
I've just read up on the importance of Anzac Day. We Canadians celebrate Rememberance Day Nov 11th for the same reason. Our symbol is also the poppy and In Flanders Fields is also read....What a powerful poem. Now I have 2 days for rememberance of those who fought so hard for our freedom.
Thanks for visiting my blog this morning....

Heide said...

Are these your poppies? They are beautiful.