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Barbados joins in celebrating Anzac Day

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Barbados joins in celebrating Anzac Day

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BARBADOS JOINED HANDS with Australia and New Zealand to commemorate Anzac Day.

During a service on Tuesday at the New Zealand Residence Sugar Hill, High Commissioner Jan Henderson said she was honoured to celebrate the day in Barbados.

The service was attended by representatives of Australia, Canada and members of the Barbados Legion Council.

Anzac stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, and the soldiers in those forces quickly became known as Anzacs, who are celebrated annually on April 25.

“That Anzac Spirit is why communities of New Zealanders and Australians all over the world come together on April 25 as we are doing here in Barbados this morning,” Henderson said.

“Each of us will draw our own meaning from today. For me it is not to glorify war. Rather it is to understand our histories. It is to commemorate those on all sides who have suffered in warfare,” she added.

During the event a poem for peace was read by Caroline Gardiner and the Anzac poem was delivered by Senai Hickling. (TG)

(From left) Major Louis Belle, Chairman of the Barbados Legion Lt. Col V. Owen Springer and former journalist Humphrey Metzgen chatting during the Anzac commemoration day service yesterday.