Posted by Carly Lyddiard on Apr 25th, 2010
In keeping with my tradition (interrupted by travel in the last little while), I thought I’d post a blog on ANZAC Day.
This morning I went to the Dawn Service at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne. A few days ago I asked a friend of mine if he wanted to come along – he responded that I “know his views on that” (patriotism and war). It gave me pause to think about why I go every year.
Posted by Carly Lyddiard on Apr 25th, 2007
I’ve just returned from the ANZAC Day Dawn service at the local beach. It was a good service, as usual. At least I think it was. It was difficult to hear over the pouring rain on the umbrellas of those around me and the wind. Despite people being packed in fairly well and almost all [...]
Posted by Carly Lyddiard on Apr 25th, 2006
Australian children are brought up with ANZAC Day. Almost every village, school and church holds their own commemoration ceremony every year, and I have been regularly attending ANZAC Day ceremonies since my time in the Australian Army Cadets when I was 15.
Once again this year I made my way to the ANZAC Day Dawn Service in my town, but for some reason this time was different.