Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lest We Forget. Wollongong ANZAC March

Many of us have returned home from ANZAC Day Services today.

After a change of plans, I attended the Wollongong March. Zac, our army cadet son, was marching in it, after participating in a guard party at the Port Kembla dawn service. Which by all reports was cold and windy. But we don't have the right to complain about the weather today. Did the ANZACs get the chance to complain about the weather? Or any soldiers in any war? No, they just had to get on with it.

I have a new phone that I used to take photos & they don't all end up the same size when I download them to my computer. Haven't yet mastered how to change that! But here are some to share with you.

diggers unable to walk the distance

always love the brass band

Lots of groups marching:

26ACU Wollongong (army cadets)

Zac is 2nd on left

 The march wasn't as big this year, however I am proud to see so many of our youth marching as a sign of respect for our fallen soldiers and our veterans. Whether as members of cadets, brigades, scouts or kids marching with Grandparents, they did themselves proud. Good to see such respect being shown.

Lest We Forget.

Karen xx

1 comment:

Bek said...

A common remark I have heard this year is how lovely and respectful it is to see the youth of today being so patriotic and supportive of war time heroes.

While watching a program this morning, they crossed to Gallipoli and the majority of Aussies there were from our generation and even younger. This is amazing given that it is such a trek to get to Gallipoli (according to the presenter).

What a proud day to be an Aussie