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They fought alongside our Australian Diggers Animal Mascots
This is an incredibly special year in the remembrance of our soldiers and diggers as it is "100 Years of ANZAC" since World War I; lest we forget.
But not only did our soldiers give their lives with immense spirit and courage, but so did their beloved animals such as their horses, donkeys, pigeons, dogs and cats. Some of these animals even received medals for their bravery. One donkey named "Duffy" saved multiple wounded soldiers lives by carrying them safely to much needed medical care. Pigeons carried top secret messages tied to their legs to help our secret service. Dogs were used for companionship, as well as sniffing out bombs with their incredible sense of smell. And dogs are still used today by our troops overseas. 136,000 Australian horses were shipped across to carry the Light Horse Brigade into battle so they could fight more effectively and carry equipment and food used by the soldiers. These strong war horses had to brave a long trip on the ocean to then be killed carrying their riders into conflict.
This is a must do over the holidays FREE event, but please remember, this shrine supports our diggers and their remaining families, so a gold coin donation is much appreciated. Or why not buy a ANZAC 100 year badge or poppy? It all goes to support those diggers who gave up their lives so we Australians remain free.