Just wanted to make mention of the ANZACs given that tomorrow is our day of rememberance. I'd never taken a more than a passing interest in Anzac Day and what it stood for up until a couple of years ago, then I went to an Anzac Day service at Edinburgh Castle. I'm not sure whether being away from home deepened nationalistic feelings, but it was a wonderful feeling standing in a centuries old church with entrance limited to Australians, New Zealanders and Brits, and I now really appreciate the effort put in by our grandfather/great grandfathers etc in very difficult times.
I have a few mates who made the trip from wherever they were in the UK at the time to Anzac Cove for the ceremony on the 25th and they all said it was the best thing they've ever done. Unfortunately I've never made it myself, but hope to in the future...and also hope I'm not standing near some of the people who go there and treat it like a massive party.
There's a lot of stuff on TV here in Oz in the days preceeding Anzac Day about the ANZACS, but this is the first time I've really taken any notice...it was a bloody brave effort on their behalf and some amazing stuff has come out about individual efforts of bravery etc. Some of the guys there were only as old as some of the younger members on this forum (i.e 14/15), unbelievable.
I'm not sure whether this thread actually has a 'contributory' aspect!? Just post what you want about the ANZACS I guess