ANZAC Day – Remembering our fallen and returned soldiers


25 April is ANZAC day – the day we in New Zealand and Australia remember the sacrifice and contribution our military people made to keep New Zealand and the Allies safe over many different wars.

For more history, go to the RSA website, and if you’re online and want to catch up with the ANZAC Day remembrance broadcasts, head on over to the Radio New Zealand ANZAC Day site for coverage and podcasts.

We are still warring in many parts of the world – and still men, women and children bear the physical and emotional scars of conflict, including horrific and ongoing chronic pain. I don’t remember ANZAC Day to ‘celebrate’ war, but to spend time in reflection and hope that one day peace will reign and war will not.

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