Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Never forget, always remember..

 

A little late I know. I didn't make it to the Anzac Dawn Service this year but I did go in for the parade a bit later in the day. Government House, built between 1859 and 1864, looked splendid surrounded by swathes of red poppies, over 52,500 poppies, not just red but purple poppies representing the animals caught up in the conflict and white poppies representing anyone caught up in the crossfire of war. A short video HERE (hope the link works) if you would like to see the how's and why's. Will show a few pics of the parade tomorrow, it was, as always, immensely moving. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..

11 comments:

  1. ...and let's remember the horrors of war!

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  2. After the horrors of both the First and Second World War humans would be smart enough to never do that again, but no. War in Ukraine is indiscriminately killing and injuring thousands of people. It is just unthinkable that this could happen again. Your field of poppies is a moving symbol of that memory. Thank you for this post.

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  3. Deep gratitude to them all!

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  4. That looks amazing. We never seem to learn though.

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  5. Link works, Grace, oh. I will show Ingo. And I still have P´s poppy-sachet from 2015 here at my private PC.

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  6. amazing and beautiful. I am always surprised and touched by these manifestations of memory. So many young people who came to fight far from home, in wars whose stakes were certainly beyond them, and who sacrificed their lives to defend values that are once again being challenged today...

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  7. It looked stunning! Sadly I haven't been to an Anzac service for a few years...

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