Thursday, April 24, 2014

ANZAC day at Wallaby Downs Majuro, Marshall Islands

Friday April 25, 2014
This morning we crawled out of bed at 5am to head over to the Royal Australian Navy’s Wallaby Downs compound to join a sunrise service commemorating ANZAC Day.   It was a nice ceremony with flag raising, speaches and prayers followed by a tasty breakfast.  Festivities continued throughout the day for the intrepid, but we decided to be more productive and headed home before the party started in earnest.
ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day is the anniversary and day of remembrance of the landing of troops from Australia and New Zealand on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, in World War I on April 25, 1915.