ANZAC Day Parades
ANZAC Day is a big day in New Zealand and Australia, especially for those with military connections. Today we remember those who have fought and fallen so that we might live in freedom – as one guest speaker said “Freedom is NOT free”.
This picture was before I left for the naval base this morning, for our service there. Afterwards I came home and picked up the family, and we went to Northcote, where I parade with Basil, my next-door neighbor. Here we are before the parade set off. (He’s not bad for nearly 88, eh?)
My prayer today is that we will not know war like has gone before us again – not my children, or my grandchildren or great-grandchildren. There is no glory in war – just heartache and sacrifice.