Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Anzac Day

ANZAC Day - 25 April - is probably Australia's most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

Here in Toronto there is an annual commemorative march down the main street. Most schools and organizations are represented. Many children wear the medals that have been passed down from their Grandfathers. Sians school, St Josephs- Kilaben Bay, were involved and Sian was happy to join in. It is still Easter school holidays here but they asked the kids to wear school uniform for the march. Sian was happy to oblige, Rhiannon refused point blank!!! You can just see Sian on the right of the photo about 5-6 rows back from the banner. I think Rhiannon slightly regretted her choice later when the children in the parade were given a free ice-cream and can of fizzy drink afterwards!

Never mind, there is always next year!

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