lest we forget

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning.
We will remember them.

Yesterday I piked on dawn service, probably had something to do with standing in the cold for several hours the night before. To commemorate the centenary of the landing at Gallipoli the embassy opened the ANZAC Memorial Garden at Rockefeller for those who missed out on the ballot for the morning ceremony. I missed out on the speeches, but there were ANZAC cookies and lamingtons involved. I even met the Consul General chef who made the cookies.

This quiet garden sits above Rockefeller Plaza and the bustle of the tourists. With the blue pool representing the Pacific and the garden beds presenting the countries joined in peace. To the side you can see the spires of St Paul’s Cathedral and it is here that we pay respect to those who lost their lives on that terrible day and to all those men and women who have donned the uniform to protect our country since.

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View from the ANZAC Memorial Garden

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