Saturday, April 25, 2015


Mum did make it to dawn service for ANZAC Day.  The alarm went off at 4am and it only took 2 call outs to get Mr Bud out of bed, and they  left the house at 4:30am.  They did get a good spot, but there was no view for mum to took photos, as she is a shortie, but she could see this screen as everything was televised. Bud is tall, so he could see over the crowd in front of them.  40,000 people turned up, so space was at a premium.   It was very moving.

They got home after 8am, and mum made toasted bagels with pastrami and tomatoes.  A little nap was had and then mum took the nephew out for an easy dinner and a movie X and Y, then they walked home back via the memorial park.  It was packed as tonight was the last night of the visual show.  It is a pity that it can't be shown every night, but we are sure that there is a huge cost with having it playing.

So tonight we are thinking about all those that have served, and who are buried far from home.


  1. Poppy!x I sat up in bed from the early hours until
    this morning watching it...Just going downstairs
    to make some tea, now and again.
    It was very moving, the nice thing to see, was the
    amount of young people there..Teenagers! Learning
    and understanding what all those who served did for
    their countries...And, the freedom we have to~day!
    God Bless them all, never to be forgotten!x

  2. It sounds as though it was quite a special and moving service, Poppy. How wonderful that so many people attended. We are grateful for all who served; bless them all.

  3. You have made this bit of history come alive thru your words and pictures. So very sad for all those who lost their lives. May God's blessings be upon them, and all who hold their memory dear.

  4. Poppy, dear, I met several New Zealand travelers at the airport today and mentioned the ANZAC memorial. They were all very proud of their heritage -- and pleased that a Yank knew about it. Thanks for telling the story.

  5. Thank you for sharing the ANZAC Day events with us. It is very moving to remember all those young lives lost and the families they left behind. It is wonderful that you got to share this with your nephew. Meow from Jessica