Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Reflecting on ANZAC Day



Yesterday was ANZAC day, commemorating 102 years since New Zealand and Australia's involvement in WWI.

At a service at the National War Memorial Pukeahu Park in Wellington Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy thanked veterans for their service and commitment to the country:
"A hundred years ago most of our troops were on the western front in northern France and Belgium. As the war progressed, the names of obscure villages, towns and ridge-lines where so many of our men lost their lives, became part of our national memory."

Below is a small selection of responses to the day, from various sources on the web.

www.safeground.org.nz


Reflecting on the Legacies of War on ANZAC Day: http://safeground.org.au/reflecting-on-the-legacies-of-war-on-anzac-day/


http://www.sbs.com.au
The second recognizes women's contributions in the wartime:  See the Australian media site SBS:

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/04/25/anzac-day-women-front-line-commemorate-day-reflection
http://nzkindergarten.org.nz/


This is a Kindergarten's perspective:
http://nzkindergarten.org.nz/announcements/kindergarten-children-mark-anzac-day




The RSA's approach:
http://rsa.org.nz/Remembrance/Anzac-Day


from www.newshub.co.nz
Not every one agrees, though - Anzac Day is our day - RSA tells protesters 'not on our Cenotaphs' http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/04/anzac-day-is-our-day-rsa-tells-protesters-not-on-our-cenotaphs.html



And a response to that article: "If this 12yr old 'NZ First' war apologist is the result of kids at ANZAC Day, should we ban kids from ANZAC Day?": http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2017/04/26/if-this-12yr-old-nz-first-war-apologist-is-the-result-of-kids-at-anzac-day-should-we-ban-kids-from-anzac-day-nzpol-theamshownz/

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