Friday, 30 April 2021
Sunday, 25 April 2021
Today is ANZAC day and in New Zealand and Australia it is a major holiday celebrated every year to mark the service of members of the armed forces who have served, fought and died for their country. ANZAC is the acronym for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps, the World War One army corp that fought in the Battle of Gallipoli. They landed in Gallipoli on 25th April, 1915, thus that date became the date for ANZAC day - a day of remembrance and the anniversary of the first major military action fought by both New Zealanders and Australians during the First World War.
In Remembrance (and we MUST remember!) of those brave people who fought and died for our FREEDOM, I planted a Callistemon citrinus 'White Anzac' which seemed very appropriate. We planted a red bottle-brush plant a few weeks ago, so it will be lovely to have a white one as well.