ANZAC DAY 2014

This year marks the 99th anniversary of ANZAC DAY in Australia to which I have attended a number of dawn services and daytime services over the years. Today however I didn’t attend the dawn service but did attend the daytime service at the Australian War Memorial (AWM) in Canberra. I must admit that this year seemed to have one of the largest crowd of people turn out for the dawn service from media reports, and also a large crowd of people from personal observance at the daytime service. This could be partly due to the fact that the Royal Duke of Cambridge Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Princess Catherine and their son George are visiting Australia to which both were at the ANZAC DAY services. Having said that I suspect that there has been an increase of people attending the ANZAC Day services considering that next year 2015 will mark the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli.

ANZAC DAY 2014

ANZAC DAY 2014

  They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Lest We Forget.

Below are some photos I have taken at the ANZAC Day service.

Australian War Memorial (pre-service) 2014

Australian War Memorial (pre-service) 2014

Armoured Vehicle AWM 2014

Armoured Vehicle AWM 2014

Pre-service Anzac Day service march build-up AWM

Pre-service Anzac Day service march build-up AWM

Defence personnel taking a break between services. AWM 2014

Defence personnel taking a break between services. AWM 2014

 

St John Ambulance tent (AWM 2014)

St John Ambulance tent (AWM 2014)

Royal Australian Army Medical Corps banner (AWM 2014)

Royal Australian Army Medical Corps banner (AWM 2014)

Someone's daughter & Grandfather (AWM 2014)

Someone’s daughter & Grandfather (AWM 2014)

The FA/18 Hornet fighter aircraft were taken from Mount Ainsley in Canberra which is behind the AWM. I wished I had my camera setting on the Sports setting instead of Landscape as the speed of the Hornets were too fast to focus on when taking the shots.

 FA-18 Fly-by AWM 2014

FA-18 Fly-by AWM 2014

FA-18 Hornet Fly-by AWM 2014

FA-18 Hornet Fly-by AWM 2014

Have a safe long weekend.

Pete

 

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