ANZAC Dawn Service, Dunedin New Zealand - 29th Apr 2021

As has been the custom for a number years now, our president Richard Joseph together with his wife Lyn, laid a wreath on behalf of the Dunedin Lebanese community at the ANZAC dawn service.
The colours in the wreath mirror the colours of the Lebanese flag. Furthermore, there are parallels to be drawn in their meaning. The red in the Lebanese flag symbolises the blood shed for liberation and in the wreath symbolises the blood shed for the freedom of New Zealand and Australia. The white band in the flag denotes peace as does the white in the wreath stand for peace the brave ANZAC armed forces fought for. The green cedar tree is the symbol of Lebanon and represents steadiness, happiness and prosperity, things our countries enjoy and should never be taken for granted, given the price paid by the gallant men and women who fought for us.

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