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    ANZAC day for us.

    25.04.1915 ~ is etched in our country's history forever where the youth of our land met the cold reality of war at the end of a bullet, shell or bayonet.
    They were selfless with each other and gave all they could to achieve some impossible feats against a foe who was as equal to the task.

    Now 102 years later the loyal few have grown in their thousands to honour the brave souls from this land that gave their all on those distant shores so very long ago.
    I march with my fathers medals along with other veterans from conflicts on this day to honour my fathers 4 years overseas in WWII but also for all our troops past, present & future.
    Whom through courage, steadfastness and deprivation gave everything they had and more so we could enjoy our lives in relative peace today.
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    Please see pics of our small country towns RSL mural just done and upgrades to the RSL garden, new walls gate etc.
    Capel is only a small town with probably about 2,000 people in the town itself but each ANZAC day is well participated in to honour our troops past present & future.
    I hope you like what has been done though I did ask the chap there has the mural been coated in an anti-graffiti finish just in case?
    As sadly there is that element which delights in defacing things new like this a bit like a dog p*ssing on a tree "I did that...." to show all their friends.
    If they do and are caught I would say they would not be staying in this place very long with plenty of staircases to fall down before they left if you get the drift......
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    My most memorable ANZAC Day was barely a month after I came home from Vietnam the first time. I was also the day after my eldest son's birth (conceived on my R&R). I freely admit it was a tearful day full of memories of mates, some of whom (figuratively speaking) 'slept in Flanders fields'.

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    My wife and I will be at the local cenotaph tomorrow for the service, wearing our respective Fathers' WW2 medals (mine in the Pacific and later Egypt, hers in Italyicon). One of my Great Uncles was killed 8 August 1915 on Chunuk Bair as a member of the Wellington Regiment under Col. Malone, another was wounded at Paschendaele, and another won the DCM with the Australianicon Light Horse during the charge at Beersheba. We will remember them!

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    thank you to all those who have and are serving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CINDERS View Post
    As sadly there is that element which delights in defacing things new like this
    I don't know what is wrong with people that vandalise a war memorial and you do hear about it happening occasionally in the U.K..

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    Mindless, senseless vandalism, carried out by a minority of individuals in EVERY part of the world, who have never served their country, never intend to, but are ready to take advantage of all the freedoms that a few have laid their lives down for, and paid the ultimate sacrifice to achieve, whilst keeping them safe in their warm little beds at night...............grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    A very large turnout for this morning's parade and service. A couple of rounds from a 25 pounder and a fly-by with a replica WW1 Nieuport fighter made it a poignant event.

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    Still Monday here,. mate in PERTH e mailed me ,said he is going ON PARADE at BLACK BOY HILL in PERTH.WA member (retired) WESTERN Australiaicon LIGHT HORSE.
    I always attended our rememberance day parade in QUEBEC Canadaicon. with my granddad Robert Campbell 13th.btt. /42 nd. reg. BLACK WATCH OF CANADA(originals) Survived gas at YPERS.
    My dad, ww2 vet. Europe/Africa could not bring himself to ever attend.... granddad said later, he has not made peace with himself.....
    I salute you all,past and present who put themselves in harms way so we can sleep safely in our beds. my mum also served in the C.W.A.S.C/

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    Same here Charlie my dad never spoke of the war well he did just once to my brother in law who is a VN vet just said the Japs dropped bombs on them and it was not nice. Dad never went to the RSL nor attended ANZAC day only he knew the reason and perhaps some demons are best left buried my mum ended up in a munitions factory over east.
    As never being involved in such fracases personnaly unless you were there you have nought idea what they went through or anyone in war actually.
    The best we can do is to support our troops every way we can.

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    Very well said CINDERS... my dear old granny worked in a munitions factory too in ww1 before coming to Canadaicon.

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