Sunday, 25 April 2010

ANZAC DAY


Fields Of Red - © Serena Lewis
2½"x3½" ACEO - Matisse Acrylics
In Memory of Soldiers Lost


ANZAC DAY is one of Australia's most important national occasions. While red poppies have been more associated with Remembrance Day in the past, they are increasingly used for ANZAC DAY too because poppies are seen as the symbol for sacrifice in blood shed. On this day, we remember the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp who fought so bravely during the Gallipoli campaign in the First World War. Australia lost over 8000 soldiers. To read the history in more depth, please visit this link.

I would also like to express my deepest gratitude and thanks to the soldiers who still continue to protect us at risk to their own lives, on a daily basis, in foreign lands. They deal with terrible hardships on a physical and emotional level and I pray that they return home safely to their loved ones. Whether you are for or against war (I am pro-peace), there is no denying that these men and women sacrifice so much on our behalf and they deserve our utmost respect.

~ LEST WE FORGET ~

I haven't been well for a few days now so I recycled an older post I had dedicated to ANZAC DAY.

~ love, light and peace to all ~

11 comments:

Rita said...

I agree. I am pro-peace, too--but we really need to be so grateful to and respectful of the soldiers who go out there to serve their countries.

That is a gorgeous painting, by the way!! :)

Eden said...

Beautiful painting Serena!! I agree about the brave soldiers! Hope you feel better :D

Janet said...

Beautiful painting, Serena. I hope you're feeling better soon. I'll keep you in my thoughts. Big Hugs to you.

MaryO said...

This is a beautiful tribute, Serena. I hope you feel better soon.

Meredith said...

Beautiful painting, Serena. I want to wish you a Happy Anzac Day, but I have no idea if that is appropriate. So instead I'll just send you wishes for a speedy healing from whatever it is that's got you under the weather. :)

Shelly said...

Wonderful post today Serena! Your picture tribute is great. Feel better...Shelly

Anonymous said...

Beautiful painting! It looks like Persia.

BumbleVee said...

Please be well soon Serena.....

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

So beautifully vibrant is your work!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

What a great tribute to the soldiers! Your painting is beautiful! I am Pro Peace too but really appreciate all that our soldiers go through on a daily basis.
Sending healing hugs your way!

Margaret Ann said...

What serene elegance this piece portrays...Lovely!

I wish you peace and the swift return of good health...Hugs!