Date: Friday, 20 May 2016
Posted by: Joanne Borgman

From the 23rd to the 27th of April, I spent my time in Gore’s Sister City of Tamworth as the Gore Representative for ANZAC Day. As well as attending the ANZAC Day services I spent time with my host family who showed me all around Tamworth and introduced me to the deep-rooted connections with Country Music that Tamworth and Gore hold with each other. But the ANZAC services were what made this experience one that I would recommend to anyone it is offered to. Spending this special day in a community much larger than ours was very eye opening. The sense of pride that every individual who attended the Dawn Service, Parade and Midday Service showed reminded us all that if it weren’t for those who sacrificed their lives in the major wars which New Zealander’s and Australians were a part of, we would not live in the comfortable and stable lives we do today. They serve as a constant reminder that our lives can turn upside down in a matter of hours but conducting ourselves with pride and dignity will benefit those yet to come. They were all selfless and I have never held so much respect for those who had and still do serve as I do after this experience. 


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