Next Wednesday, April 25th, is ANZAC day. ANZAC day is an important day to remember the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli in World War I. Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. The acronym ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, whose soldiers were known as Anzacs.
Now that I have a son, I have been thinking about ANZAC day in a new light. What if one day he had to go to war? What if his father had to go to war, and never returned? What if, what if, what if. The sacrifice our soldiers made for us is increadible, and we should be eternally grateful for their bravery, and willingness to protect us.
I like to take the opportunity of ANZAC day to remember soldiers who have fought in all wars as well. Including troops who are currently serving. I have two grandpas who fought in war, and a brother in law who is currently in the army, and I am thankful for their personal bravery, and sacrifice.
Mooo.com.au (soon to change thier name to tinyme.com.au) have released a bunch of ANZAC day printable for you to print out and create with. It’s a great activity for kids, but seeing as Lior is a bit young for craft projects yet I think I’ll print them out to make a poppy pin for me to wear on ANZAC day!
I’ll also be trying out a gluten free, and sugar free ANZAC biscuit recipe, so hopefully they turn out better than last time!