Friday, 4 May 2012

Sharing photos from ANZAC 2012



Nau mai, hoki mai, and welcome back!


Just a few photos from ANZAC Day 2012.

The boys took part in the dawn parade.  They slept overnight with dad, the cubs and scouting troops around the district and of course their leaders.  They were all up at 4.00am in preparation.


 
  
Tamāhine 1 walked in the parade at 9 o'clock with St John.  Last year she missed out because her Penguin uniform hadn't arrived.  She almost missed out again this year because she's moved up to Cadets - but no uniform has arrived yet.  To get around missing out a second year in a row, I asked her big brother to let her wear the top half of his uniform.  We bought a black skirt and tights.  She was really excited to be part of the parade this year.
The last photo was in our backyard.  Dad took a photo as soon as they got home.  They'd had such a great morning.  I'm thrilled they were able to take part.  My mum would have been so proud.

Here's a few pics my big bro in Auckland sent me from ANZAC ceremonies at the Auckland Museum.  Would have loved to have been there!!! The movie ran on the walls for about 10 minutes or thereabouts.  Pretty cool.

 


Fancy seeing more pics from Rotorua?  Well here is a link to more photos by Daily Post photographer, Ben Fraser. 

I know I should go into detail about ANZAC Day and the special relationship shared between Australia and New Zealand, but in all honesty, I just want to honour all men and women - including my uncles and great grandfather who sacrificed their lives in the name of freedom in times of war.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
   Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Here is a link to a great website dedicated specifically to ANZAC.  Tama 1 also used information from KiwiKidsNews for an assignment, as well as test his knowledge.
 

Thanks for dropping by
ka kite ano

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