Monday, May 4, 2015

Anzac Day 2015

Anzac Day 2015 has been a special one since it's the 100th Anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli.
I'm not writing this from an emotional or special point of view from our family this year but have decided to write this special day from a little more realistic view.
Little Miss R was the one stirring the family on to get ready for the march as she has for the last few years.  The girl that I'm flat out getting dressed and ready for school on a weekday is very happy to dress in her uniform on a weekend so that she can proudly march.
She's wearing her maternal great-grandfather's service medals again as she has done for the last few years and our whole family is so proud that there is one child that embraces the Anzac spirit and continues on the tradition.

Our local march always begins with an array of vintage cars driving the ex-servicemen and women to the local RSL where the ceremony is held.

Then comes the servicemen and women marching themselves, followed by many local groups including the local schools.

Even though it was the 100 year of the Gallipoli landing, I don't think there were as many people at the cermony as there have been in previous years which surprised me a bit.  Perhaps the heat had something to do with it!
Master M marched when he was in prep but has refused to march with his sister since then.  We don't push him though as it's his choice and one day he may decide that he wishes to march.  Until then we'll probably continue to hear......I'm bored.....when's this it time to eat yet?......

It was also Daddy's first time at the march with us. 
He's been away at work on Anzac Day all the other years so it was lovely to share it with him this year. 

This year there was not one but two old planes flyover during the ceremony.  Usually it's a Wirraway but this year it was joined by another old plane.  I honestly can't remember what it was sorry.
The planes are always are thrill though and not just for the kids!

So Anzac Day 2015 was a really lovely day for us as a family this year.  It's the family memories that we're creating that I really love when we do special things like this.
xx Susan

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