Anzac Day, 25th April, 2013
Today is a day of national remembrance, remembering and commemorating all Australians and New Zealanders who served, and died in all wars, their contribution, suffering and sacrifice.
Dawn services are held throughout the country, veterans, dignitaries, those in the armed forces, families, and young people attend.
Auckland, the morning dawned with a fine sky, Wellington, a clear sky, Christchurch, clear and cool, Dunedin, raining and cooler.There will be services held in so many smaller towns , for those who served this is a very special day, uniforms and medals are worn, stories told, families are there to support the older ones . Not only here in New Zealand but throughout the world, so many have, and continue to give their lives , to defend their or another country from an enemy.
We woke to an RNZAF helicopter made its way from Ohakea Air Base, to Waiouru. The familiar thump-thump-thump of its rotors were clear, soon afterwards, heavy rain fell for a few minutes.
Quotation of the day, Words of Pericles, written well over two thousand years ago , in a place close to Gallipoli, Turkey.
“Each has won a glorious grave –
not that sepulchre of earth wherein they lie,
but the living tomb of everlasting remembrance
wherein their glory is enshrined.
Greetings from Jean