Woohoo … the ANZAC Day Blog Challenge is on again. This is a great way to remember and honour our military ancestors.

Created by Auckland City Libraries for ANZAC Day in 2011, they’ve decided to run the Blog Challenge again.

The following is from their website:

Australians and New Zealanders know ANZAC Day (25th April), as a national day of remembrance for Australian and New Zealanders who died during armed conflict.

Last year, we ran a blog challenge that was very successful –  we invited Australians and New Zealanders to write about their Anzacs, in celebration of their life and in commemoration of their service and their sacrifice. Not all the stories were of people who died. Sacrifice comes in all forms. Not all of the stories were of family members.

Do you have a story to share about an ANZAC? We’d like to hear about not only their sacrifice, but the way it shaped their family history. Maybe you want to blog from the perspective of those that were left behind?

To participate:

  • Write a blog post about an Australian or New Zealander serviceman or woman’s family, and the impact war had on their family history
  • Post a comment with the URL to your blog on the comments section of this page. Or if you don’t have a blog then email us your story at kintalk@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
  • Publish your post by 25 April 2012.

After ANZAC Day, all submissions will be listed in a summary posting on Auckland Libraries’ Kintalk blog.

To get you started, Auckland City Libraries have compiled a bunch of resources for New Zealand and Australian research, see the Auckland Libraries Digital Resources, and previously I compiled a post with 51 Links for Australian Military History and Research, which could come in handy too.