Photo Challenge: Early Bird (ANZAC Day)

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Early Bird.”

I’m a day late on this week’s challenge, as I didn’t want to miss out on posting about the ANZAC day dawn service.

For those of you unfamiliar with Down Under traditions, ANZAC Day (25th April) commemorates fallen Australian and New Zealand Army Corp soldiers, and ensures we don’t forget the sacrifices they made for our Freedoms today. 2015 marks 100 years since our troops landed at Gallipoli in 1915.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Dawn services are held throughout both countries, with hymns and anthems, as well as the laying of wreaths.

You can learn more about it here: http://www.anzac.govt.nz/significance/traditions.html

I’m ashamed to say that this is the first time I’ve been to Dawn Service in around 15 years, and my first in Australia. Must do better.

ANZAC day dawn service at Coogee beach, Sydney
ANZAC day dawn service at Coogee beach, Sydney
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