Saturday, April 25, 2015

Anzac day 2015 in Mangawhai


This morning I spent a couple of hours with many other people at our local RSA (returned services association) in Hakaru, about 10 minutes out of Mangawhai for Anzac Day. We have a local Cadets unit - these young people did an awesome job this morning

 
One of our locals Logan Brown is a master bag piper - love the sound of those Scottish bag pipes.


Nice to see so many military personnel - local and non local such as army/air force/police/fire brigade/st john ambulance representatives.


Mangawhai Beach school students had also made wooden crosses painted with names of their fallen heroes which were pushed into the ground lining the path to the Cenotaph.



So many wreaths laid on the Cenotaph - and such an important day in the history of New Zealand and Australia. How did you celebrate Anzac Day?

9 comments:

  1. Nice photos Amy. I went to the ANZAC day parade at the Silverdale RSA with the Girl Guide Pippin group I lead.

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    1. thanks Rhonda - gosh you're not that far from me :-)

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  2. good on you for attending
    how special for the children to be able to do that

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  3. Thank you for sharing your local ANZAC day service, we have a long and close relationship with New Zealand and shared goals in peace and war. I also wrote my my story, one that is close to my heart, if you would like to read http://www.aholeinmyshoe.com/lest-we-forget/

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  4. I've seen loads of pics from my friends who've moved back to NZ... always good to remember.

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  5. Hi Amy, Back again to let you know that I linked to this post from my War Memorial post. (http://www.albomadventures.com/war-memorial/)

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  6. That's a nice memorial.

    I get a free weekly bagpipe concert, my neighbor leads a group practice in his back yard during the Summer.

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