ANZAC Day Australia and New Zealand

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Tomorrow the 25th April, in Australia and New Zealand it is ANZAC Day  one of our most important national hoildays.Anzac Day was originally to honour and remember the sacrifice of the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought  at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire in World War 1. Today it's day we remember all our Military personel who fought and died from every war. All over Australia, New Zealand, ANZAC Cove, Gallopoli and other parts of the world  a dawn service is held to remember and honour  our ANZACs.

This year is the 101st Anniversary of the Gallipoli landing. The  Anzacs  landed on the shores of Gallipoli, at dawn on the 25th April 1915, over 10,000 Anzacs were killed in the Gallipoli Campaign.This is where our enduring Anzac legend was born.

There were 10 VC (Victoria Cross) awarded to our Anzacs at Gallipoli I would nice if we could add all these VC winners to Wikitree. If you have any ANZACs add them to Wikitree, if you would like to join the ANZAC project let us know.Do you have any stories about your ANZACs ? we would love to hear them.

Photos-320.jpgWe will remember them    Lest we forget 

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http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Anzacs

 

 

 

in The Tree House by Terry Wright G2G6 Pilot (184k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
Coming Monday: Anzacs Project and Collaborative Profile of the Week present.... Stay tuned.
Thank  you Anne look forward to it

The name ANZAC Cove was officially recognised by the Turkish government on Anzac Day in 1985. Kemal Ataturk delivered the following words to the first Australians, New Zealanders and British that visited Gallipoli  in 1934. 

"Those heroes that shed their blood

And lost their lives.
You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country.
Therefore rest in peace.
There is no difference between the Johnnies
And the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side
Here in this country of ours.
You, the mothers,
Who sent their sons from far away countries
Wipe away your tears,
Your sons are now lying in our bosom
And are in peace
After having lost their live on this land they have
Become our sons as well.

By Kemal Ataturk

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by Tess Cameron G2G6 Mach 4 (48.3k points)
Thank you Tess, I will clean the profile up a little
Thanks Terry.
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Major Frederick Tubb VC. http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Tubb-203

by Tess Cameron G2G6 Mach 4 (48.3k points)

Alexander Stewart Burton http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Burton-5312

Thank you for adding the profiles and sending  the links Tess. I added the Australian Project as profile manager of both these VC winners
Thank you for adding the Profile Tess, and for adding the Australia Project as manager. I should work out how many of the ANZACs that won VC's in World War 1 are added to Wikitree

William Dunstan http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Dunstan-344

 

All I have time for today. :(

Thank you so much for adding all these profiles to Wikitree Tess. I will see what other sources I can find for each of the profiles
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Got Charles Heaphy started - not exactly ANZAC but our first V.C.

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Heaphy-24
by Valerie Willis G2G6 Mach 7 (78.4k points)

Thank you Valerie I will add him to the VC page on the Roll of Honor along with the profiles Tess added.Thank you both for adding these profiles

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Medals_of_Honor/Honour_Victoria_Cross

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