Not quite wordless Wednesday: We will remember them

Red poppy in the field
The red poppy symbolises remembrance and while they are not worn on ANZAC Day, wreathes of poppies are placed on war memorials in Australia on ANZAC Day.
The Ode is recited every ANZAC Day at memorial services all over Australia, ANZAC Day is commemorated on April 25th and an ANZAC is an Australian or New Zealand soldier who landed and fought at Gallipoli during the first World War. ANZAC Day is a day for remembering and honouring all men and women who have served Australia and New Zealand during times of war.

The Ode

They shall grow not 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.

12 thoughts on “Not quite wordless Wednesday: We will remember them

  1. megtraveling April 25, 2012 / 12:15 pm

    A very poignant reminder and such a beautiful flower…

    • twoblackdoggies April 25, 2012 / 1:05 pm

      It is indeed a special day, close to every Australians heart. Seeing the poppies growing wild throughout a trip last year regularly reminded us of our lucky we are and how much we owe to the generations of soldiers that fought for our country and those who are still fighting.

  2. Treats a la Bark April 25, 2012 / 1:39 pm

    We are extremely lucky. Huge respect for the sacrifice they made for us. Lest we forget.

    • twoblackdoggies April 25, 2012 / 1:41 pm

      Yes we are lucky, today is a good reminder for all of us. Honour, respect, remember.

    • twoblackdoggies April 27, 2012 / 10:18 am

      Thank you, I love seeing poppies growing wild and they are so special to so many.

  3. Kristine April 26, 2012 / 3:59 am

    Lovely. ANZAC Day sounds very similar to Remembrance Day in Canada. Thank you for sharing this thought.

    • twoblackdoggies April 27, 2012 / 10:16 am

      Thank you and you’re welcome. Remembrance day is a special day here as well although we don’t have a National public holiday, it is more low-key than ANZAC Day.

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