Anzac

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To all those past and present servicemen, women and nurses.

I take my hat off to you.
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Reply By: Nomad Navara - Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 08:34

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 08:34
We would not be able to enjoy this wonderful country at our leisure like we do if it were not for those persons. Long Live The Anzac Tradition.
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Reply By: cookie1 - Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 09:21

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 09:21
Today is the day that we respect those that gave us the freedom to express what we want, when we want, and how we want. Without these great men & women the world in which we live would have been a much different place.

Thank you
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 10:36

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 10:36
For those who missed the reference in the ExplorOz Newsletter, the Anzac Legacy article is well worth reading.
My hat's off too Rockape.
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Reply By: 93maverick - Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 20:07

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 20:07
WHEN YOU USE THE WORD ANZAC IT IS ALWAYS IN CAPITAL LETTERS NO EXEMPTIONS.
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 20:17

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 20:17
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Follow Up By: howesy - Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 20:27

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 20:27
when refering to ANZAC's or the ANZAC legend but it is really nit picking isn't it?
Wikipedia is never wrong just ask them
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anzac_Day
all about it in lower case.

Anyway I was more annoyed at people wanting me to replace my sprig of Rosemary for a Poppy. :-)
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 20:34

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 20:34
Howesy,
Yes it is and it did raise the hackles on the back of my neck.

This person did not post or thank the members of the forces both present or past but chose to point out some small thing.

Thanks for your reply

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Follow Up By: Rockape - Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 20:39

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 20:39
Maverick. The moderators got rid of what I said about your post.

Sunshine. You have not posted anything about our forces except for a put down about capitals. Think about it.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 21:51

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 21:51
Yes of course maverick. How inept of me.
Incidentally, The first letter of a name (maverick) is always a capital. No exceptions.
And, a line of text in a forum expression is always in lower case. No exceptions.
Now push off cowboy.
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Reply By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 22:02

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 22:02
As a veteran; Thanks Rockape. Not an true ANZAC though.

A Vietnam Veteran and I wear the tag with pride. At last!

Hope you all had a go at the two up and raised a glass for our mates.

Phil

PS Please leave the pedantice bickering OFF THIS THREAD.
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Follow Up By: Member - ACD 1 - Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 22:32

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 22:32
PJR

Thank you and all those like you!

Regardless of when or where you served, how long ago or if you are still on active duty. This country, and all who live in it regardless of whether they are born on it's soil or choose to call it home owe a debt of gratitude to every service man or women.

While the term ANZAC may refer to a specific group at a specific battle, the Spirit of Anzac and Anzac day is yours as well and well deserved.

It is this day that ordinary Australians thank the extraordinary ones for doing what they couldn't or wouldn't - fight for the rights, freedom and protection of others.

It is a day to remember the sacrifices of those who never came home to enjoy the freedoms they granted me and my family.

If I am ever blessed with meeting you on the track, I would gladly stop and have a beer raise a glass in your honour.

Thankyou and all those like you.

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Reply By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 05:59

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 05:59
Hi Anthony

Just remember them.

Catchya

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Follow Up By: Member - ACD 1 - Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 21:45

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 21:45
Always

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Reply By: graham B9 - Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 06:44

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 06:44
It is fantastic that we remember their sacrifice one day a year but many of them are living with physical and mental injuries the other 364 days of the year as well. You might see that strange guy walking along the beach alone in the morning or sitting having a drink in the park. He might be the guy you honour on the 25th but the same guy you think is strange on the 26th.

I wanted to employ 2 returning army guys from Afghanistan in my factory, so I rang the army to get the number of the agency that covers this. I discovered that there was none. They go to some strange distant useless country and potentially loose they lives and then the country does not even help them find a job after that. They are just dumped in the street to look after themselves. This is a disgusting state of affairs.

Soldiers are great employees. They have discipline, organisational skills, work hard and are highly motivated. Besides all that they have earned a job at the very least.
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Reply By: 93maverick - Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 09:38

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 09:38
I have studied the replies to my note and have come to the concision that people do not know what the word ANZAC stands for, if they did they would realise that it would have to be in capitals. As far as quoting Wikipedia as a reference I will let that one go through to the keeper.
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Follow Up By: howesy - Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 22:33

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 22:33
well actually if you care to learn English properly instead of thinking you know it all you will see that when ever they refer to ANZAC's it is in capitals but when they refer to the name of a holiday (just like any other holiday name) they do not because they are depicting a day name and not efering to the ANZAC's themselves, Just a thought but why do you have to continually stir crapola and if you do make it worth the effort.
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Follow Up By: howesy - Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 22:33

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 22:33
now you can correct all my typo's
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Reply By: Lyn W3 - Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 10:04

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 10:04
Went to the dawn service at Bargara (near Bundy).

Over 7000 people attended (Bargara's population 5,000) what a moving ceremony with the sun rising over the ocean as a backdrop.

Thanks to everyone involved.

Lest We Forget.
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 12:24

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 at 12:24
Yes, dawn service here had record crowds as well.

Good to see.
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