Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Our Second Anzac Day

This morning Eric and I woke up well before dawn and made our way down to the annual Anzac Day dawn service at the Esplanade.  Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand.  It honors those who are on active duty and those who have served and died in military operations.  Anzac day is very similar to Memorial Day in the United States. The Australian and New Zealand defense forces have a nice dawn service followed by a gunfire breakfast at the hostie.  It was a beautiful morning and we feel so honored to have been "adopted" into the military community here.  Enjoy our pics.

The Kiwi Military Families

The Foxes!
Ellie's First Anzac Day
Three Generations on Anzac Day
And look how much our lives have changed in the last year
2012 Anzac Day
Nikki and Leon teaching me how Kiwi's celebrate Anzac day at 9am
Compare that picture with today's 
2013 Anzac Day
Nikki, Leon and 15 week old Ellie and Eric and I at 35 weeks pregnant!

What a difference a year makes! 

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