@paulbro79 & I attended the Greater Springfield "Anzac Day Dawn Service"this morning ❤ Such a great turn out & so nice to see Soldiers and Navy Officers from our local Base's.
Having family in both The Army and Navy gives me such pride, knowing they actually gave their lives in order for us to have ours. I so wish I got to meet them before they passed on 💖
I wore my Heru today, to represent the 28th Battalion "The Māori Battalion" and it's importance in my Whānau & Culture.
Today I give thanks to those who represent us in not only Ngāti Tūmatauenga (NZ Army), Te Taua Moana o Aotearoa (NZ Navy) Te Taua Arangi o Aotearoa (NZ Airforce) but also those who represent us in The Australian Army, The Royal Australian Navy and The Royal Australian Airforce. You continue the legacy that began in 1915! "E kore rātou e kaumātuatia,
Pēnei i a tātou kua mahue nei:
E kore hoki rātou e ngoikore,
Ahakoa pehea ai ngā āhuatanga o te wā.
I te hekenga atu o te rā, tae noa ki te aranga mai i te ata-
Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou.
Kei wareware tātou.
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
Lest we forget." "Māori Battalion march to victory
Māori Battalion staunch and true
Māori Battalion march to glory
Take the honour of the people with you
We will march, march, march to the enemy
And we'll fight right to the end.
For God! For King! And for Country!
AUE! Ake, ake, kia kaha e!" #anzacday