Sunday, 25 April 2010

Lest We Forget...

New Zealand and Australian soldiers landing at Anzac Cove, 25 April 1915
(photo from http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/)


The day in Wellington has dawned overcast and misty rain.

Here is an interesting link http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/anzac-day-2010/anzac-day-multimedia there are great photo's, letters home, video clips and facts commerating Anzac Day.

Just reading Stuff online (up to date news site); there is very sad breaking news this morning that Police confirmed three people are dead after an Air Force iroquois helicopter crashed into a farm north of Wellington.
Police confirmed that the Anzac Day crash happened about 6.45am. The wreckage was found on a farm, off Paekakariki Hill Rd and near Pukerua Bay, north of Wellington.
Four people were onboard. A Wellington Free Ambulance spokeswoman said three people were dead, and a fourth was taken to hospital in a serious to critical condition.
Few details were available but it's understood the chopper was one of three iroquois helicopters travelling to Wellington for Anzac Day celebrations.


What a terrible thing to happen.

1 comment:

Shiree said...

oh my what a tragedy indeed!!