Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Anzac Day

Today is Anzac Day.
It's a day to remember the Australian and New Zealand Corps that fought in Gallipoli and also those that died and served in military operations for their country.

I am grateful to those amazing people and proud of our forces.

Today, also reminds me of my father. He served in the Army for a long time before becoming a Baptist Minister. He did not die in battle but is no longer with us. 

My dad is the man in the middle.
 My dad is on the far right. This photo was in the paper after my dad was detachment leader for an Australian National Research expedition to Antarctic.

A teeny little picture, my dad with Gough Whitlam,
and with his proud dad, an old navy man.


On Wednesday's I link up with My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday.

14 comments:

  1. What special pics you have of your dad... It does make you really feel grateful for the sacrifices those before us (and now) are making...xx

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    1. I am lucky to have these pictures. This is a great day to make us sit back and think about those sacrifices. R xx

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  2. Just lovely, Rachel. It is indeed a day to remember and to show our gratitude and our pride.

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    1. Thank you. I hope the current service people can see how much they are appreciated. Rachelx

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  3. Oh Rachel I can feel your pride in your Dad and it is so warm and beautiful xx

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    1. Thank you, you have no idea how proud :). You're kind words brought tears to my eyes. Rachel x

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  4. What wonderful pictures to share on this emotional day.

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    1. Thank you, this is an emotional day for so many people. I am so proud of our country and service people. Rachel xx

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    1. Thank you Leovi, I really appreciate your comment. Rxx

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  6. Great post for today ANZAC day

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    1. Thanks Tamara, thanks for visiting. Rachel x

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  7. This really touched me. I am glad you didn't go overboard with the ANZAC thing, we all care but there has been a lot today. I love that you included photos of your daddy. Steph

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  8. Thanks for sharing such special photos.
    Thanks for linking up.

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