Anzac – acronym for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, created early in the
Great War of 1914–18.
The Anzacs first saw action at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. The small cove
where the Anzac troops landed was quickly dubbed Anzac Cove. Soon the word
was being used to describe all Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought on
the Gallipoli Peninsula. Eventually, it came to mean any Australian or New Zealand
soldier. Abridged – nzhistory.govt.nz/war/anzac-day
UHMCC honoured this years’ Anzac Day with a laying of a wreath. Purnima, a most
valued volunteer of our organisation, accompanied by her husband and son, along
with family friends attended the Dawn Service. Purnima respectfully laid the wreath
on behalf of UHMCC and all Upper Hutt ethnic citizens. The wreath was hand made
by one of our staff, with the message “We shall not forget”,
Given the recent atrocity in Christchurch, it is poignant for us in New Zealand to
embrace and honour the peace fought for us in the past; for our future, as created by
allied forces and the Anzac’s. Peace for NZ is still alive today and we shall not
forget. We are one!