Black and White Tuesday17-2504-ANZAC_Day

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Black and White Tuesday

 April 25, 2017

ANZAC Day

 

I seem to be having excuses for not posting Black and White photos recently.  

Today is another important day in Australian and New Zealand and

various other nations will be conducting dawn commemorative services

to remember the ANZACs

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When I visited Ballarat in mid-February,

it was the day before…the Grieving Mother Garden,

located near The Arch of Victory,

was to be officially opened.

Ballarat’s Grieving Mother was receiving

some final touches from its creators prior

to its public unveiling the next day.

Based on figures in my Jo’s Monday Walk post

there would have been over 500 grieving mothers,

and families, during World War I alone.

 

All of that was forgotten on this

warm and sunny day in February 2017, however.

The whole area looked a picture.

Chairs were aligned for local and visiting dignitaries,

cameras were set up and the gardens was in top condition…

 

for Ballarat’s Grieving Mother.

Ballarat’s Grieving Mother was created by

Peter Corlett and Peter Morley

On ANZAC Day 2017 the Grieving Mother

is another reason not to forget.

 

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Hope you enjoyed.

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4 thoughts on “Black and White Tuesday17-2504-ANZAC_Day

    • The ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) tradition was born on the Gallipoli Peninsula in WW I. There is, I m told, always a large contingent of Australians who attend the Dawn Service in Turkey to Commemorate the ANZACs. As for not knowing of the ANZACs/ANZAC Day..I must confess to not have a great deal of knowledge of veterans Day until it began to pop up in blog posts. If I had heard of Veterans Day it was probably via a movie or television show and I often think of both sources as massaging facts to suit entertainment. I now know better.

      Each year since I began blogging in 2013 I have dedicated several posts to ANZAC Day. Hopefully the link below will work, or ccan be copied and pasted into your browser if you are interested in any more of my ANZAC posts.

      https://woollymuses.wordpress.com/?s=ANZAC+DAY&submit=Search

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