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  • FReeper Canteen ~ ANZAC DAY 2017 ~ 25 April 2017

    04/24/2017 6:01:49 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 126 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen presentsÂ…. ~ ANZAC DAY, April 25th Last Post - click Come home! Come home! The last post is sounding for you to hear. All good soldiers know very well there is nothing to fear while they do what is right, and forget all the worries they have met in their duties through the year. A soldier cannot always be great, but he can be a gentleman and he can be a right good pal to his comrades in his squad. So all you soldiers listen to this - Deal fair by all and youÂ’ll never...
  • Westminster Abbey acknowledges Mohammed in succession of prophets

    04/30/2015 6:48:34 AM PDT · by NRx · 38 replies
    Archbishop Cranmer (blog) ^ | 04-28-2015 | Archbishop Cranmer (blog)
    “Peace be upon all auspicious prophets of God, from Adam, Noah and Abraham to Moses, Jesus and Mohammed Mustafa..”
  • SBS reporter Scott McIntyre sparks outrage on twitter with ‘despicable’ Anzac comments

    04/25/2015 5:15:35 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 47 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 26th April 2015 | Andrew Hamblin
    A HIGH-profile SBS presenter has come under fire for a vicious public attack on Australian Diggers in which he implied that Anzacs were rapists and terrorists. SBS soccer reporter Scott McIntyre’s rant on social media late on Anzac Day has been drawn outrage from Australian leaders, including Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull who labelled his comments “despicable”. “Difficult to think of more offensive or inappropriate comments,” Mr Turnbull tweeted. “Despicable remarks which deserve to be condemned.”
  • LEST WE FORGET: Thousands of Australians attend Anzac Day dawn ceremonies (great photos at link)

    04/24/2015 6:19:25 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 25th April 2015 | Lucy Thackray and Heather Mcnab
    While the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey prepares to receive more than 10,000 people to it's shores on Anzac Day, around Australia dawn services are being held with proud Aussies paying respects in record numbers on the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing in a sign of unity and honour. Since 1915, Anzac Day has been marked with ceremonies of remembrance to pay tribute to the 50,000 Australians and New Zealanders who fought on the shores of Turkey, and on Saturday special centenary celebrations will mark the sacrifice and valour of these fallen soldiers. Although no WWI soldiers survive, moving dawn...
  • Men Arrested in Melbourne Over Alleged 'ISIS-Inspired' Anzac Day Terrorist Plot

    04/17/2015 8:10:10 PM PDT · by kristinn · 5 replies
    Australia ABC ^ | (Saturday) April 18, 2015
    Counterterrorism police have alleged two of the five men they arrested in an operation in Melbourne were planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack on an Anzac Day ceremony. The two men, an 18-year-old Hallam man and an 18-year-old Hampton Park man, were arrested this morning during a major joint counterterrorism team operation. Another man was arrested for weapons offences and two other men were in custody assisting police with their enquiries, after seven search warrants were executed as part of Operation Rising. The Australian Federal Police said they believed the two 18-year-olds were plotting an attack to take place on...
  • ANZAC’s lasting Middle East impact

    04/26/2014 7:00:20 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 1 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 4/25/2014 | Dave Sharma
    Ninety-nine years ago today, April 25, in the very early hours before dawn, some 1200 kilometers from Jerusalem, members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps – or ANZACs – landed on the western shore of the Gallipoli Peninsula, in modern-day Turkey, at a place we now call Anzac Cove. At roughly the same time, British forces landed at the southern tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula, at Cape Helles, whilst French forces went ashore at Kum Kale, on the Turkish mainland just opposite Cape Helles. Indian and Canadian troops later joined the campaign. This multinational invasion force was to...
  • Anzac Day 2014: Thousands attend services worldwide to commemorate Anzac Day

    04/25/2014 7:18:20 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 9 replies
    ABCNews.net ^ | April 25, 2014
    Australians have gathered at Anzac Day ceremonies around the world to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, and pay their respects to the men and women who have served and died in war. In Gallipoli, thousands made the pilgrimage to attend services at Anzac Cove and Lone Pine. With many people holding off until next year's ticketed centenary services, numbers were down with just under 5,000 in attendance at Anzac Cove. People also gathered at the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux in France to pay their respects. Back in Australia, dawn services were held around the country, with...
  • Woman among three New Zealand soldiers killed in Afghan blast

    08/27/2012 2:09:04 PM PDT · by archy · 6 replies
    Australia Network News ^ | Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:16am AEST | staff
    Woman among three New Zealand soldiers killed in Afghan blast New Zealand prime minister John Key vowed not to "cut and run" from Afghanistan after three New Zealand soldiers, including a woman, were killed in a huge roadside bomb blast. The New Zealand Defence Force says the soldiers were in the last vehicle of a convoy that was hit by an improvised explosive device in north-east Bamyan Province. Mr Key has named the three soldiers as Lance Corporal Jacinda Baker, Private Richard Harris, and Corporal Luke Tametea. Lance Corporal Baker, a medic, is New Zealand's first female casualty in Afghanistan....
  • Sergeant Todd Langley killed in Afghanistan fire-fight, another Digger wounded

    07/04/2011 7:33:51 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 5th July 2011 | Malcolm Farr
    AUSTRALIA'S latest combat fatality in Afghanistan, Sergeant Todd Langley, was on his seventh tour of war zone duty when killed by enemy fire, Defence officials revealed today. The 35-year old veteran of the Sydney-based 2nd Commando Regiment was helping clear out an area in southern Afghanistan when he was hit in the head by insurgent fire and died on the battle field yesterday. A second Australian in his group, whose name has not been released, was wounded and is now in a serious condition but has contacted his family. Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Australia was mourning the loss of...
  • Coalition airmen observe day of remembrance

    04/28/2010 8:19:15 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 212+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Maj. Chad Steffey, USAF
    4/28/2010 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) -- Airmen from six partner nations gathered at the memorial plaza for a dawn service to observe Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Day April 25 here. A national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, ANZAC Day is commemorated April 25 every year by both countries to honor members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who fought in Turkey during World War I. Much like Memorial Day in the United States, ANZAC Day pays tribute to all who have served in military operations for their country. Royal Australian Air Force Squadron...
  • ‘The Australian Light Horsemen helped create Israel’

    04/28/2010 3:02:22 PM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies · 382+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4-28-10 | GREER FAY CASHMAN
    ANZAC Day marks the 1915 dawn landing in Gallipoli of Australian and New Zealand troops. Soldiers and former service personnel from Australian and New Zealand forces, diplomats, military attaches, and Australian and New Zealand expatriates living in Israel as well as tourists from those countries, and young antipodeans engaged in volunteer projects in Israel were among the crowd that gathered at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Jerusalem on Sunday for the annual ANZAC Day ceremony honoring soldiers who sacrificed their lives fighting on foreign shores for peace, justice and democracy. ANZAC Day marks the 1915 dawn landing in Gallipoli...
  • Pride in the past isn't necessarily a lost cause

    04/24/2010 2:09:27 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 6 replies · 274+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 24, 2010 | Tim Soutphommasane
    Is it disloyal to criticise aspects of Anzac Day because you believe it involves myth and ritualised militarism? TOMORROW our nation pauses to remember. At cenotaphs and shrines across our cities, at memorials in country towns, and indeed on the sandy ridges of Gallipoli, Australians will be greeting the dawn with solemn patriotism. Anzac Day is for many Australians our true and authentic national day. But for others it is a day that evokes ambivalence rather than pride. Why, some ask, should we lend such sacred importance to a day that glorifies death and war? What is there to be...
  • On ANZAC Day, Serbs in Sydney, Australia remember and honor the Fallen

    05/07/2009 7:45:21 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 9 replies · 1,114+ views
    ANZAC Day is a national remembrance day in Australia and is celebrated annually on April 25th, to remember members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who fought bravely at Gallipoli, Turkey during the First World War. ANZAC Day also commemorates all those who made the ultimate sacrifice and served in military operations for Australia. The Serbian Community in Sydney, Australia has attended and made a strong presence in the national ANZAC Day commemoration services since 1956 by attending the Sydney March. Throughout all capital cities within Australia, grand children and great grandchildren of Serbian Chetnik soldiers along with...
  • For Valour (excellent documentary on Australian Victoria Cross recipients - bravest of the brave)

    04/28/2009 6:26:54 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 4 replies · 552+ views
    History Channel Australia | 25th April 2009 | History Channel Australia
    Somebody has placed this incredible documentary on youtube and I commend it to anybody interested in the history of heroism, or the history of war in general. Overall, it's about an hour long and it explores in a fair amount of detail the actions that lead to the award of the Victoria Cross, the British Empire's and Commonwealth's highest decoration for bravery in the face of an enemy (thus given in the same place in our heirarchy of bravery awards that the Medal of Honour occupies in the United States), to Australian's since the dawn of the twentieth century. It...
  • The Spirit of ANZAC 27th April 2009

    04/27/2009 4:01:16 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 228+ views
    27th April 2009 | vanity
    Saturday, 25th April 2009, was ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand - the day that these nations remember their men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in time of war. It is the anniversary of the day in 1915 when troops of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps went ashore at Gallipoli, Turkey - the first time substantial bodies of troops from those two young nations (Australia 1901, New Zealand 1907) had gone into battle as soldiers of their nations, rather than purely and soley as troops of the British Empire (although they still retained that...
  • Bound by history, French children honour their debt

    04/25/2009 9:45:40 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies · 807+ views
    The Australian ^ | 25th April 2009 | Peter Wilson and Lauren Wilson
    "WE have not forgotten the Australians." That is the simple message of Pauline Lefebore, 10, who beams with pride as she tells how she and her classmates in a French village are keeping a promise made long before they were born. Pauline and the 130 other children at the school in Villers-Bretonneux are raising money for children affected by Victoria's Black Saturday bushfires. "You always have to keep your promises," said Pauline's friend, Cecile Przewrocka. This promise was made by their grandparents, and it is still written above the blackboard in the class of Chantal Macrez and every other teacher...
  • The Spirit of ANZAC 26th April 2009

    04/25/2009 9:37:46 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 1 replies · 414+ views
    26th April 2009 | vanity
    Yesterday, Saturday, 26th April 2009, was ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand - the day that these nations remember their men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in time of war. It is the anniversary of the day in 1915 when troops of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps went ashore at Gallipoli, Turkey - the first time substantial bodies of troops from those two young nations (Australia 1901, New Zealand 1907) had gone into battle as soldiers of their nations, rather than purely and soley as troops of the British Empire (although they still retained...
  • The Spirit of ANZAC 24th April 2009

    04/23/2009 4:01:46 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 1 replies · 798+ views
    24th April 2009 | vanity
    This coming Saturday, 25th April 2009, is ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand - the day that these nations remember their men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in time of war. It is the anniversary of the day in 1915 when troops of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps went ashore at Gallipoli, Turkey - the first time substantial bodies of troops from those two young nations (Australia 1901, New Zealand 1907) had gone into battle as soldiers of their nations, rather than purely and soley as troops of the British Empire (although they still...
  • The Spirit of ANZAC 23rd April 2009

    04/22/2009 4:32:53 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 2 replies · 263+ views
    23rd April 2009 | vanity
    This coming Saturday, 25th April 2009, is ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand - the day that these nations remember their men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in time of war. It is the anniversary of the day in 1915 when troops of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps went ashore at Gallipoli, Turkey - the first time substantial bodies of troops from those two young nations (Australia 1901, New Zealand 1907) had gone into battle as soldiers of their nations, rather than purely and soley as troops of the British Empire (although they still...
  • The Spirit of ANZAC 22nd April 2009

    04/21/2009 4:37:15 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 15 replies · 419+ views
    22nd April 2009 | vanity
    This coming Saturday, 25th April 2009, is ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand - the day that these nations remember their men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in time of war. It is the anniversary of the day in 1915 when troops of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps went ashore at Gallipoli, Turkey - the first time substantial bodies of troops from those two young nations (Australia 1901, New Zealand 1907) had gone into battle as soldiers of their nations, rather than purely and soley as troops of the British Empire (although they still...