Monday, April 27, 2015


April 25th is a celebration honoring the fallen soldiers of the First World War.  It is also a day when Australians (and New Zealanders) honor the injured and the families of those solders.

Given that in the 100 years since the first landing at Gallipoli Cove which was the desperate attempt to thwart the enemy of that time (Turkey), our thoughts on Anzac Day also include all the soldiers, sailors and airmen who have fought more recent wars in the pursuit of freedom.

The window display this year was ablaze with bright red poppies and included some of the pieces of uniform of past eras as well as tools that "diggers" (Australian soldiers) have used on countless occasions.

Rainy Day Books held a special Lest We Forget event comprising of book reading for children accompanied by canine companions.  An event for children and their parents (and grandparents) bringing the Anzac story into the modern day so that children could better understand the events through the eyes of writers of childrens books.

Books covering World War events including the History of the Great War by E.C. Bean (in its own bookcase) were part of the window display and all for sale.