I went to awaken Eric at 5.45am to see Mary at the door who is a work colleague of Chris's and was joining us. Eric stumbled out of his room wanting a strong hot coffee. So as he got ready, I made him a take-away mug. We then set out to the local Croydon RSL Hall for the ANZAC memorial Service. It was to start at 6.15am. and we were walking as we got close it had started and it was 6.09 by Eric phone?
The service is short but moving as prayers were said, a song and with pride the crowd joined in for Advance Australia Fair followed by the moment of silence. There were a few wreaths laid in honour under the cross and the flag was raised. The most moving part is the last post played on the bugle and to me it is quite a sad sound . So here is post.
These few images I feel show what it is about, with a reminder that there are Australians in the middle east serving our country and risking their lives daily.
Lest we forget.