Original Post: 25 April 2006
This is my ANZAC Day tribute posting. ANZAC Day means a great deal for me and my family. I suppose it is because we have a connection to the original ANZACS in 1915 and Gallipoli and to a veteran of a war much fresher in our minds, Viet Nam.
Firstly I pay tribute to my Great Grand-father Harry Crozier. I never really knew him, he died many years ago. Harry served in the Gallipoli campaign and thankfully came home alive albeit with only one working leg. I know he spent considerable time in Rotorua convalescing and learned to carve maori carvings as part of his rehabilitation.
The second person I pay tribute to is a guy who truly epitomises the ANZAC spirit. He is an Aussie, living in New Zealand who fought for New Zealand in Viet Nam. He is married to a Kiwi and has three Kiwi kids, and four Kiwi grand kids. He is also my Father-in-law.