Lest we forget.
On the 25th of April every year, we commemorate New Zealanders killed in war and honour returned and serving servicemen and women. The date marks the anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand soldiers – the Anzacs – on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915.
First observed in 1916, this is a day for remembering the sacrifice of those involved, as well as the families of those who were killed. It's hard to even begin to imagine the kind of trauma this would have caused for thousands of families. This day is also a reminder of how privileged we are to not have to send our family members to war. Whilst 2021 isn't perfect, we are incredibly fortunate to be in a safe country, compared to the rest of the world.
Lest we forget those that served in Gallipoli, in 1915, and lest we forget that life is short, and every moment with our loved ones is precious.
Some ways to mindfully spend your ANZAC day:
- Attend a dawn service to honor those who made their sacrifices.
- Read up about the history of ANZAC day, here.
- Bake some ANZAC cookies to share with your loved ones. We love Anabel Langbein's recipe here.
- Make your own Poppies with your kids, using following this video.
the Flo family x