Friday, April 25, 2008

We will remember them

Anzac Day today, a day to remember the fallen. Mike and I had plans to travel to a little country town not too far from here, way smaller than even our town. They had asked Mike to pipe for them at their little parade. Only a handful of diggers. But proud as punch they were, for I reckon nearly the whole town turned out to support and cheer them on.

I know you get the big Anzac Day parades in the big cities, very showy with the army, navy or airforce taking part, perhaps the roulette planes flying overhead. And with all my years in the band I have marched in many an Anzac parade, both in my hometown and Melbourne. But this one moved me no end. I got rather misty watching the handful of diggers marching, head held high, down the street.



4 comments:

esther_a said...

It looks like it was beautiful and sunny for the march - you beat the change in weather. What a lovely thing for him to do.

Victoria said...

How wonderful he played for those brave men!

Amandac said...

I feel a bit misty myself Carol! It is wonderful to see such pride! And doesn't Mike look smashing! Get pic!

Bells said...

oh how lovely! Love seeing the small gathering. Mike looks great, leading the troupe.