Saturday, 25 April 2015

ANZAC Day 2015

Today is ANZAC day here in New Zealand (and in Australia).  This is our national day of remembrance.  ANZAC day was originally to remember the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who fought at Gallipoli in World War 1.  Now it remembers all Australians and New Zealanders who have and do serve and have died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.  

As a Scout (Kea the youngest of the scouts in New Zealand) I went along to the Civic Service.  We marched into Memorial Square along with other uniformed community groups including the New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Cadet Forces, the police, the fire service, St Johns Ambulance services and schools.   
  To read more about ANZAC day read this :) 

This is the wreath that out scout group made 

representatives from our group in the middle of the photo after laying our wreath 

In the afternoon I went to see this stage show.  A friends daughter was in it.  I was impressed with the quality of the acting and the threatre group whom put it on.  It tells the story of six Napier families whose sons go off to fight in world war one.  I liked that I was able to go to the last performance on ANZAC day (I have been recovering from working (its been busy!!) the last two evenings its been on).  I especially liked the fact that in the play there was mention of local road names therefore making it that much more real.  

On the way home afterwards I took a few more photos at Memorial Square.

our wreath in amongest a sea of wreaths

Found this at the local school 
Linking to Saturday Snapshot


  1. Thanks for sharing these photos. I remember going to the services and being part of the march in the brass band on ANZAC day but don't get to anymore as I dont live in Australia anymore.

    Sean at His and Her Hobbies

  2. Wonderful memorial is awesome to remember and to celebrate. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  3. A lovely tribute. Thank you for sharing your photos of this important event.
    Sandy @ Writing With a Texas Twang

  4. The memorial has great dignity to it. Beautiful shots for the day.

  5. nice photos Jen, good on you for marching :-)