Tuesday, April 25, 2006

ANZAC DAY 2006

There is, of course, much to say about this event in Australia. The March (Parade) has become an 'institution' in itself. Had a think about the 'titles' for this post .. "At the going down of the sun..", "They also serve..(those who stand and wait)..", "Afterguard..", but at this point will just have to post some pics of SOME of the "survivors".


(um, take no responsibility for this last pic, handed the camera to a complete stranger after the march, while waiting for the "Memorial Service" at the "Cross of Remembrance" to begin. Am wearing the Medals my father actually earned. For myself? Interesting exercise; marching in step and line, while trying to capture aspects of the Adelaide version of the event on video*).



(*Sony Hi8 digital Handycam, with 'stillshot' memory stick. Don't expect quality.)

7 comments:

Davo said...

Ferget it. know how the system works.

Anne Johnson said...

I can't rightly believe I know someone who can march in an Anzac Day parade. (Well, that's not exactly true, I have a neighbor bloke from NSW and his dad was in the RAF Australia.)

But still. Be proud. That was the last damn war worth fighting.

Davo said...

"That was the last damn war worth fighting." Dunno, really, Anne. The day rips me apart, emotionally ..then have to spend the next twelve months putting the pieces back together ..but there is always one piece missing.

Davo said...

Just a minor technical point, Anne. Medals awarded to those who earned them are worn on the right breast. Next of kin always wear them on the left breast. My father never ever saw his. He died in 1945.

Davo said...

I "lost the plot" somewhere around age 35. My father died at 32. Have no idea whether he would be proud or not, but am still alive.

Davo said...

Nah, have a good idea what "the plot" is, just have trouble finding a good scriptwriter.. heh.

(WV = snnwazwg.. ?? sheesh)

Davo said...

Bugger, have got it back to front again. Never could work out the real meaning of dexter and sinister. "real" heroes wear medals on the Left breast. Fake ones wear them on the "RIGHT" breast. heh.