today is the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing by the ANZAC troops. Thousands upon thousands of young kiwi dudes (and Aussies too) gave their lives fighting for a cause they believed in, and it’s just actually so horrible and sad the conditions they lived their final days in. Today we went to the dawn parade to pay our respects and it was great to see so many people there as well, being 100 years must have motivated more people, my partner has gone to a dawn parade nearly every year of his life, and I’ve been about 6 years now, it just feels like the least we can do. So today my sweet scribble is dedicated to those brave young men who gave their lives for my freedom.
I can’t really remember that big speech that goes with the dawn parade, but I do know it says “they shall not grow old something something and as the sun rises we will remember them.”
Kia kaha ANZAC soldiers,Kia kaha.