Saturday, April 25, 2009

ANZAC Day - Lest we forget

This morning I went to the dawn service for ANZAC Day before heading in to work.  I was stunned at the turnout here in Exmouth - it was packed and there were cars filling every parking lot and down the road as far as the eye could see. Young, old, military, civilian, Australians, foreigners...everyone was there to solemnly honour our veterans. Many moved on to the Trustcott Club for an ANZAC Day breakfast and then for the two-up later in the day.

My favourite scene was this young father with his small bub expressing his thanks to one of the veterans. I watched from afar as the veteran removed his own poppy from beside his row of medals and attach it to the child as other adult waited patiently so they could shake his hand.

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