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Anzac day 2015

Set the alarm for 4.30 am so that we could go to the local Dawn Service. Quick shower and wrap up because it will be chilly. Wake up daughter, her boyfriend and a girlfriend who has stayed over. Make hot drinks to wrap our hands around while waiting for the service to start. At 5.00 am, bundle everyone into the car for the 10 minute drive.

A big crowd is building for this years 100th celebration. Find a car park easily enough and make our way onto the oval. Find a position that will allow us to have a slight view. Being height challenged, sometimes this is not always possible, and as per normal the view moves during the service. Thankfully there are some big screens positioned around the area and the sound is good.

6.00 am .... the service starts and the crowd hushes.The service is nice and as normal a lump in the throat and a feeling of pride.

The bugler plays the Last Post. A minutes silence. Then the bugler plays The Rouse.

An eerie sound that brings tears to your eyes and a lump to your throat.

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.



Go to the Australian War Memorial website for more information, pictures etc. just like this amazing image below


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