Yesterday, 25th April, was Anzac Day a day of remembrance for those Australians and New Zealanders who have served their country in wars and conflicts and other operations over the years, in particular for those who have lost their lives in doing so.
Originally the ANZACS (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) were a part of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force set up in Egypt in 1914 and operated in the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915/16 against the Ottoman Empire, which led to a terrible loss of life on both sides.
Normally commemorated by dawn services, in this year’s time of social distancing candlelit vigils on driveways and radio broadcasts took the place of public gatherings.
However last week Mlle and I were able to go for a walk in the beautiful setting of Kings Park (see here and here for previous visits), still open to the public as long as the social distancing rules are observed. Of course the State War Memorial could not be used for a public service this year but we could wander round, pay our respects and enjoy the magnificent orange floral displays and views across the Swan River.
Lest we forget.
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