Sunday, April 3, 2011

{ Support our Troops this Anzac Day }

I dislike war.  Immensely.  It achieves nothing but death and leaves nations scarred and destroyed.

However, I support our troops and they jobs they do 110%.  They put themselves in harms way in order to serve our Country, and, by association, us.  So, to all our past and present Armed Forces Personnel, Thank You.

My Grandfather was a digger.  A Galipoli Digger, aka "an ANZAC".  He was one of the few who came home.  Home to a family shredded by the Great War, he had to rebuild his family and start over, meeting my Nanna at the boarding house he was housed in on his return to Melbourne.  Would Pop's service have been made easier had he received care packages from home?  Possibly.  After all, these very diggers were the men behind the creation of the iconic Australian biscuit, the Anzac.  Did he receive them?  I'll never know... but what I do know is this - our modern-day Diggers are flung far and wide, serving their Country, and this Anzac Day, I will be doing my part to support them in a small way, and sending them my 'Thanks'.

This is how you can send them your 'Thanks' too:

This Anzac Day, you can send our Armed Forces a care package, post paid.
Simply use a box no larger than an Aus Post BM size, and keep the parcel to no more than 2 kg in weight.
Lodge in person at any post office (for security reasons you need to lodge with photo ID)

What to send:
Personal care items
A hand-written note of thanks

Don't forget our 4-legged service personnel!  Send some doggie treats, a chew toy, funky (large) collar etc.

Address your packages to:

Middle East:

An Australian Soldier/Sailor/Airman/Airwoman
Anzac Day Mail
Middle East Operations
Australian Defence Force NSW 2890

East Timor

An Australian Soldier/Sailor/Airman/Airwoman
Anzac Day Mail
East Timor Operations
Australian Defence Force NSW 2890

Solomon Islands

An Australian Soldier/Sailor/Airman/Airwoman
Anzac Day Mail
Solomon Islands Operations
Australian Defence Force NSW 2890

For 4-legged care packages, mark the boxes "Canine Care Pacakge"!

This service is running now until last post on 15 April.Please do your bit to support our troops, and the jobs they are doing on our behalf.

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