Wednesday, April 25, 2012
BRISBANE ANZAC DAY PARADE 2012
This morning, Brisbane got ready for its 97th Anniversary (since 1915)
under the direction of the Anzac Day Combined Parade Committee
and supported by the Returned & Services League of Australia (QLD)
Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, originally commemorated by both countries on 25 April every year to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire during World War I.
It now more broadly commemorates all those who served and died in military operations for their countries.
LEST WE FORGET
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them,
Nor the years condemn,
At the down of the sun, and in the morning
We will remember them."
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The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) was a First World War army corps of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force that was formed in Egypt in 1915 and operated during the Battle of Gallipoli.
General William Birdwood commanded the corps, which comprised troops from the First Australian Imperial Force and 1st New Zealand Expeditionary Force. The corps was disbanded in 1916 following the Allied evacuation of the Gallipoli peninsula and the formation of I Anzac Corps and II Anzac Corps.
The Anzac spirit or Anzac legend is a concept which suggests that Australian and New Zealand soldiers possess shared characteristics, specifically the qualities those soldiers are believed to have shown on the battlefield in World War I.
These qualities cluster around several ideas, including endurance, courage, ingenuity, good humour, larrikinism, and mateship. According to this concept, the soldiers are perceived to have been innocent and fit, stoical and laconic, irreverent in the face of authority, naturally egalitarian and disdainful of British class differences.
Apparently, Chocolate is not a popular choice here..
Veterans catch up and reminsce the golden days
Bumped into CLAIRE (BiSA 2012 China)
With my mates, GORM
Check out his photos here
and of course, CHRIS
10AM - Drum rolls and the parade begins!
Great Highland Bagpipes
are commonly used in the military and is often played in formal ceremonies
Children cheered for their war heroes
Veterans waved at their supporters
Music fills the air as the bands marched pass
Police Assn of Defence & Overseas Service Personnel
Patriots Australia, QLD
Boys and Girls Brigade
This is like our Singapore National Cadet Corps (NCC)
1PM - PARADE FIN
MORE PHOTOS HERE
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