We were both so busy over Memorial Day weekend at different cemeteries and with our families that we did not have time to finish our research for the planned episode this week. However, we have a very special return guest with a fascinating story joining us next week and we will be able to return to our regularly scheduled program! We humbly apologize and we thank you for sticking with us on all of our Ordinary Extraordinary Cemetery journeys. Until we meet again!
April 21, 2022

Episode 80 - ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand

Episode 80 - ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand

In this episode Jennie and Dianne learn about the April 25th tradition of ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand.  ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army corps. ANZAC Day is a day that was originally begun to honor those soldiers who served during the first world war and specifically those who were part of the allied forces that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula. These became known as Anzacs and the pride they took in that name continues to this day.  Jennie and Dianne virtually visit the  The Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) Cemetery and the Australian War Memorial that is home to a shrine, world-class museum, and an extensive archive of those who have served in Australia's armed forces since World War I. Join us for the Ordinary Extraordinary stories of how young men became soldiers creating a legacy that lasts beyond their deaths on this episode of the Ordinary Extraordinary Cemetery podcast.

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Resources used to research this episode include:
"Anzac Day ." https://www.army.gov.au/. www.army.gov.au/our-heritage/traditions/anzac-day. Accessed 17 Apr. 2022.

Culture and Heritage, Ministry for. "Anzac Day ." https://nzhistory.govt.nz/. 16 Apr. 2020. nzhistory.govt.nz/war/anzac-day/introduction. Accessed 17 Apr. 2022.

"Welcome to the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee ." https://anzacday.org.au/. anzacday.org.au/. Accessed 17 Apr. 2022.

Museum, Imperial War. "Why We Wear Poppies On Remembrance Day ." https://www.iwm.org.uk/. www.iwm.org.uk/history/why-we-wear-poppies-on-remembrance-day#:~:text=The%20poppy%20is%20the%20enduring,especially%20on%20the%20Western%20Front. Accessed 17 Apr. 2022.

Hems, Owen. "Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) Cemetery." https://sahistoryhub.history.sa.gov.au/. sahistoryhub.history.sa.gov.au/places/australian-imperial-forces-aif-cemetery. Accessed 17 Apr. 2022.

Memorial, Australian War. https://www.awm.gov.au/. www.awm.gov.au/. Accessed 17 Apr. 2022.

They Shall Not Grow Old. Directed by Peter Jackson, Warner Bros. Pictures, 2018.

Seal, Graham. Great Anzac Stories The Men and Women Who Created the Digger Legend. Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 2013.