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Anzac Day...
#1
Anzac Day...
Once again we have reached Anzac Day.

This is the time of year the people of Australia and New Zealand remember those who have served and those who have died serving our countries.

It is dated for the disastrous Gallipoli campaign that cost so many allied lives in an attempt to knock Turkey out of WW1.

But, personally, I've always thought of it as a day to commemorate all those who have served their countries, whether allies or enemies, conscripts or volunteers.

Being an atheist, I don't pray, but on this day I hold them in my thoughts (and, being at an NZDF installation, the reminders are all around me - especially the poppies next to the snack machine).

So, if you're a veteran, a current serving member of the military, or have an ancestor who did, or a relative who does, please remember to keep them in your thoughts, whether you agree with the policies of your country or not.



There is nothing better in life than lying next to the one you love.

And they don't know that you love them.

Or that you're in their house again.


Angel

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#2
RE: Anzac Day...
In celebration thereof the WLB has appointed this shithead as ambassador to New Zealand.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/...sador.html



Quote:Trump to nominate Scott Brown as New Zealand ambassador

Good luck.


Put guards on the sheep.


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#3
RE: Anzac Day...
Yeah, I was reading about that clown this morning.
There is nothing better in life than lying next to the one you love.

And they don't know that you love them.

Or that you're in their house again.


Angel

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RE: Anzac Day...
(20th April 2017, 19:53)The Valkyrie Wrote: Once again we have reached Anzac Day.

This is the time of year the people of Australia and New Zealand remember those who have served and those who have died serving our countries.

It is dated for the disastrous Gallipoli campaign that cost so many allied lives in an attempt to knock Turkey out of WW1.

But, personally, I've always thought of it as a day to commemorate all those who have served their countries, whether allies or enemies, conscripts or volunteers.

Being an atheist, I don't pray, but on this day I hold them in my thoughts (and, being at an NZDF installation, the reminders are all around me - especially the poppies next to the snack machine).

So, if you're a veteran, a current serving member of the military, or have an ancestor who did, or a relative who does, please remember to keep them in your thoughts, whether you agree with the policies of your country or not.




To each her own, I suppose.  I've always viewed official war commemoration days as a remarkably inappropriate way to remind us of the horror and ultimate futility of war.





Boru
'There are people who long for immortality in the afterlife who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.' - Isaac Asimov
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