Every April 25th, Kiwi’s and Aussies around the globe remember those that came before them and the sacrifices that they made, not only on the beach of Gallipoli but around the world, in the name of freedom.
This year is the first year that ANZAC ceremonies have been cancelled – ever!
But instead of gathering together at the many memorial spots around the country, this year we chose to acknowledge their memories by gathering at the end of our driveways.
Neighbours marking their silent respect at dawn, some wearing their own sailors cap or army beret, recalling the Ode of Remembrance:
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.