Today is a scheduled post as I will be attending the Dawn Service on this Special Day – ANZAC DAY. I think I have only ever missed it once due to ill health. Even as kids, I would always get up early & ride my bike to the Dawn Service & then later on march with the school. It was tradition.
The service on the coast would have to be one of the best I have ever attended with the “Last Post” ringing out over the ocean. It is mind blowing & nearly brings me to tears every year. The goose bumps appear every time. I think I can safely say that this happens with every servicemen/women & ex-servicemen/women.
If the Navy had a recruiting van parked along the beach, I am sure I would not be the only one queuing up to sign on!!!! The goose bumps….. I can feel them as I write this.
It is then off to the local RSL where we get together, chat, talk about our service days, listen to the oldies tell there incredible stories & play “Two Up“, where I am usually a big looser, but just gotta play, can’t help myself. In fact, I know quiet a few ex-sailors who have lost their whole pay packet (including myself) on “Crown & Anchor“.
“…. we will remember them”