Archive for the ANZAC Day Category


The Origin of ANZAC Day

Many years ago, while stationed at Woomera, South Australia, as a member of the US Air Force, I wrote an article about ANZAC Day and it appeared in the local paper. With ANZAC Day 2016 fast approaching, I thought it may be appropriate to dust it off and share it with any folks out there […]

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ANZAC Day 100 Years: Alice Springs Dawn Service.

I spent early yesterday morning on top of ANZAC Hill.  But, I wasn’t alone – far from it.  Seemed like hundreds of locals and visitors made the pre-dawn trek to witness the ANZAC Day 100 year commemoration. I left the house at 5:00 a.m. figuring I had plenty of time to park my car and […]

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The First ANZAC Day

Background:  On 29 Mar 2014 I competed in a speech contest in Cairns.  I didn’t take out any prizes but I thought I’d share the text as I feel it’s a good commemoration of the upcoming ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) anniversary on 25 Apr 2014.  It’s a fictional account – based on […]

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Who were you standing next to on ANZAC Day?

Boy, I’m glad you asked! What started out as a curiosity, a wish, a hope, turned into a full blown reality. I thought to myself, “No, it can’t be.  Doesn’t make any sense.” Then, I’d counter, “But, it looks like him.  And, he’s got a guitar.  It could be him.” Then back to, “Nah.  No […]

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Quote of the week: ANZAC Day Special

I just got back from an amazing ANAC Day dawn ceremony.  I was expecting something special and something moving but nothing this good.  It exceeded my wildest expectations. So, my quote of the week is from this special event.  Taken right out of a very special song, sung by a very special performer.  Performed right […]

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