ANZAC Day ceremonies appear to be getting bigger and bigger as the years go by....and with good cause
I remember when I was a young girl in the Girl Guides, we always marched with the returned servicemen and women in our little suburban march from the local RSL Club, along the main street and to the park where there was a memorial. Just a hundred or so people, not very many at all. in fact in the 70's and 80's they were battling to get people to take part in the march
Back in 1919, when this photograph was taken in St.Kilda Road Melbourne, you have to wonder what everyone thought of what they had endured during the Great War, which had officialy ended less than a year before... and what might come in the future
I bet they were wishing and praying that they would never see another war!
Unfortunately, that wasn't the case
World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan...what next?
Seems like we never learn from the past...just keep repeating it.
April 25th and November 11 are days that make me extremely sad.
Lest We Forget
Bathing in a pond, 1930
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