ANZAC Day 2012
ANZAC Day 2012

ANZAC Day 2012

ANZAC Day Image

Good morning to everyone on this important Australian day.

This morning I will be attending the pre-dawn breakfast as a guest of a friend who has recently returned from Afghanistan. In Afghanistan she was called upon to fire a rocket launcher (bazooka to lay people), and needed to take a loaded rifle to the toilet no matter the time of day or night. I will be accompanied by other good friends who have spent a large chunk of their working life in the army, serving for all Australians.

I will be celebrating their return with them, and thinking of the hardships that Australian soldiers have faced from the Boer War in 1899, as colonial soldiers, through to today.

I am proud that my grandfather returned safely from World War 11 after being a prisoner of war in Changi, and I am equally pleased that my generation is the first to have avoided conscription, or a national service due to the outbreak of a large scale war. Our troops serving abroad and peacekeeping operations have allowed Australians the freedom to be safe from conflicts which erupt elsewhere. For this I am truly grateful.

Thank you to all.

Enjoy the day.

The image above is one I constructed from a series of images I took at the local 2006 dawn service.

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  1. nice story Miss J and lovely photo.

  2. Aw thanks sweetie xx

  3. It sounds like you’re going to have a wonderful ANZAC Day. I didn’t know your grandfather survived Changi. What a horrific experience. Great post – love the image xx

  4. Nice piece mate. It was good to see you at the dawn service, hope you have warmed up by now…

  5. Lest We Forget, we will REMEMBER THEM.

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