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ANZAC Day – 25th April 2021

April 25, 2021 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Why is ANZAC Day so important in Australia? At 4.15AM on Sunday the 25th April 1915 an untried Corps of Australian soldiers waded ashore from the longboats that had brought them there from the large troopships further out to sea. As they came ashore in the dawn’s half light they were […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2020

April 25, 2020 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Why is ANZAC Day so important in Australia? At 4.15AM on Sunday the 25th April 1915 an untried Corps of Australian soldiers waded ashore from the longboats that had brought them there from the large troopships further out to sea. As they came ashore in the dawn’s half light they were […]

I Saw Our Federal Workforce Defy The Terrorists After 9/11

September 11, 2019 by

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By Kay Coles James (President of The Heritage Foundation) ~ This week, we honor the memories of those fellow Americans we lost in New York, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. We also remember the acts of heroism of America’s first responders, our armed forces, and average Americans. There were […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2019

April 25, 2019 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Why is ANZAC Day so important in Australia? At 4.15AM on Sunday the 25th April 1915 an untried Corps of Australian soldiers waded ashore from the longboats that had brought them there from the large troopships further out to sea. As they came ashore in the dawn’s half light they were […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2018

April 25, 2018 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Why is ANZAC Day so important in Australia? At 4.15AM on Sunday the 25th April 1915 an untried Corps of Australian soldiers waded ashore from the longboats that had brought them there from the large troopships further out to sea. As they came ashore in the dawn’s half light they were […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2017

April 25, 2017 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Why is ANZAC Day so important in Australia? At 4.15AM on Sunday the 25th April 1915 an untried Corps of Australian soldiers waded ashore from the longboats that had brought them there from the large troopships further out to sea. As they came ashore in the dawn’s half light they were […]

Remembering Those Who Never Came Home

May 30, 2016 by

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By Dr. Peter Brookes ~ During the mid-2000s, I attended my son’s graduation from the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, in a ceremony where the commencement address was given by then-Secretary of Defense Bob Gates. Like many who attend graduations, I have no recall of what Gates said to the collective students, faculty, and […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2016

April 25, 2016 by

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By Anton Lang ~ The importance of ANZAC Day in Australia At 4.15AM on Sunday the 25th April 1915 an untried Corps of Australian soldiers waded ashore from the longboats that had brought them there from the large troopships further out to sea. As they came ashore in the dawn’s half light they were mowed […]

Cutting Back On ANZAC Day At Gallipoli? Didn’t We Say We Wouldn’t Let The Terrorists Win?

December 3, 2015 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ ANZAC Day, April 25th, is the most revered day on the Australian calendar. For background on this most important of days, see the information and further links at the following link…..TonyfromOz. ANZAC Day – 25th April 2015 – Centenary Commemoration Pardon? What happened to all that talk about not letting the […]

These Dead Shall Not Have Died In Vain

November 26, 2015 by

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By Nancy Salvato ~ It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have […]

Thanksgiving Day – A Needed Reminder To Count Our Blessings?

November 25, 2015 by

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By Dr. Robin McFee ~ “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” Meister Eckhart If ever there was an American Tradition that is, well as American as apple (or pumpkin) pie, it is Thanksgiving Day. Rich or poor, young or old, regardless of ethnicity or religion, […]

Happy Birthday To The U.S. Air Force

September 19, 2015 by

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By Rachel Zissimos ~ On this day in 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed into law the National Security Act of 1947, which officially established the U.S. Air Force as a distinct branch of the military. Over the course of its young life, the U.S. Air Force has played a critical role in extending global […]

No Gallipoli Fatigue. The People Speak: In Australia, Our ANZAC Day Matters

April 25, 2015 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ We’ve too often left our traditions and institutions in the hands of a class that that does not properly respect them, and every Anzac Day we’re reminded of the gulf between some of those custodians and the public. Take Peter Stanley. Here he is last year: Peter Stanley, a former senior […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2015 – Centenary Commemoration

April 25, 2015 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Sunday April 25th 1915 Under cover of dark on a Moonless night, the troop ships steamed to the marshalling points, arriving around Midnight. Small motor launches and rowboats were lowered into the water from them. The nets were dropped over the sides of the ships as the large rowing boats pulled […]

9 11 – Thirteen Years Ago We Vowed “Never Forget.” But Do We Still Mean It?

September 11, 2014 by

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By Dr. Robin McFee ~ “If September 11, 2001, was a wake-up call, clearly America has fallen back to sleep.” Stephen Flynn As we come up on the 13th anniversary of 9-11 we should take a moment to think about the significance of that fateful day, the courage displayed by average citizens and professional responders […]

On This Memorial Day

May 26, 2014 by

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By Chet Nagle ~ “From now until the end of the world, we and it shall be remembered. We few, we Band of Brothers. For he who sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.” William Shakespeare (King Henry V) There is a chain made of blood and iron. The heavy links are anchored […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2014

April 25, 2014 by

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By Anton Lang ~ The acronym ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps The badge shown in the image is the original Rising Sun Badge worn on the hats of serving army personnel at the time. The badge has since been updated while at the same time retaining a similar look, with the […]

ANZAC Day – 25th April 2013

April 25, 2013 by

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The acronym ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps The badge shown in the image is the original Rising Sun Badge worn on the hats of serving army personnel at the time. The badge has since been updated while at the same time retaining a similar look, with the removal of the word […]

“We Should Guard Their Graves with Sacred Vigilance”

May 31, 2011 by

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By Adrian Morgan – The Editor At Family Security Matters (FSM) The first celebrations of Memorial Day began unofficially in the cemeteries of the south in the years immediately after the end of the Civil War. Here, ceremonies began where the graves of the fallen were decorated. There are several locations which vie for the […]