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4/24/07 at 2:57pm
I'm hoping the questions become a little more thoughtful and respectful to the day. I would have thought something along the lines of "What does ANZAC stand for?" could perhaps provide some interesting education for the non-Aussie/NZ members here.
I really feel that the first Kwiz question makes light of what is a very important and sombre day for us. I'm sure you mean well Persi & Alley, but I suppose we just have a different way of doing things here, eg most shops/businesses are completely closed, a vast contrast to the Memorial Day sales one sees in the US.
The Spirit of ANZAC is invincible. It is the flame that burns forevermore in the heart of every true Australian and New Zealander. Today we stand safe and free, clothed with all the privileges and rights of citizens in these great free countries. And all these things - liberty, security, opportunity, the privileges of citizenship - we owe to those men who fought, endured, suffered, and died for us and for their country. Their deeds and their sacrifices gave us the invincible, the intangible, the Spirit of ANZAC. from http://anzacday.org.au/spirit/spirit2.html
Do I need to provide the clicks? You didnt ask that?
CLICK1: Search (Type in ANZAC)
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CLICK3: Top of the list is Katkwiz #25 go to the end of the thread and read the last few threads going from end to beginning until you find MissyMotus post in where she says "It's not just in Sydney, and it's not exactly a "holiday". Holiday implies a celebration which ANZAC day certainly is not."
So Missymotus is the last person to use the term ANZAC...next to Persi and Alley of course!