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I don't if you guys from other parts of the world know, but today (April 25) is ANZAC day for us in Oz, and NZ. We take this day to remember those who have fought to protect our freedom and ideals. I would ask you to take this time to think about all the service men and women protecting your country, and think about the sacrifices they have made for you. Even if you don't agree with the war that they are fighiting they are still giving the supreme sacrifice: Life.
"They shall not grow old,
As we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them,
Nor the years condemn,
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning
We will remember them"
-- Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)
hey yossarian did you have any family members in wwI or WWII. cos my great uncle was in one of them. not sure which one though.
and do you find it funny that we celebrate a loss i mean because the anzacs got owned at gallipoli.
I belive I did have a great - Grandfather in WW, he fought in france on the western front. I think it is a bit wierd that we celebrate the date of the landings at Gallipoli. I think the whole notion of ANZAC day is awesome and all. But I would prefer it if we celebrated something like the Kokoda trail. We were ounumbered, outgunned, out skilled, bagged out (by the Yanks and Poms), but we still won! Go the Aussies!
um, why does it say "victorous" dead?
we got snapped, it shoudl be hail the brave dead or something
they didnt win
"In a large war, the tanks only battle the tanks, its up to the footsloggers to win the war" -me
I say "The Victorius Dead" becasue they were victorius in the fact that thier ideals, and spirit lived on.
have a great day and do not forget those who perished.
"Fight like gobbos"- Skarsnik
Here in America we very much honor our dead, even in losing battles. I'm sure you heard the saying, "Remember the Alamo!"Originally Posted by box
There's some something poetic about battles like that, that transcends victory or defeat.
I always wondered if the movie with Mel Gibson called Gallipoli ever did the battle justice in the eyes of Australians? Did it?
Anyway, cheers to the brave men that fell there!
That is very true Joker. Even if you do not wish to honour someone who was defeated, you should remember and respect the sacrifice they made and the traditions they laid out for us. On the note of the movie, the same can be said for any movie based on war. No matter what something will be left out or dramatised, but in the end all they are is a movie that is made to be succesful and profitable.
We will remember them. Lest we forget.
In the Uk we have our own day to remember them.
And im an ex army cadet so i do pay proper respects on everey Rememberance day.
PROUD TO BE IN THE BRITISH ARMY.
~~ Surrender and serve me in life, or die and slave for me in death~~