Anzac Day is important for many people in Emu Park as it is for many others. Each Anzac Day many make the effort to arise very early from the comfort of their warm beds and head down to the local RSL. Here each year an ever increasing group of people come to remember the sacrifices made by the servicemen who gave their lives as well as those who fought and returned.
It is a short service in the early morning darkness, but there are no doubt many who are deeply moved by the moment. After this service many head into the warmth of the RSL club for a cuppa and an Anzac Bickie. In a couple of hours many return to take part in the parade and then the morning service.
The morning service is often an enourmous contrast as far as the weather is concerned. Often the temperature rises so much that people are heat struck and collapse. Sadly this year one of the older people suffered exactly this fate and was taken off for recovery. The service is a little longer and gives us all some time to reflect and respect. It is one day of the year we reflect on so many of the life we take so for granted that was fought blood, sweat and loss of life to ensure we may remain in a free country.
As you look at the photos, take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of “Anzac Day”.
Pictures from Emu Park Anzac Day Dawn Service, Parade and Morning Service. I am happy to email copies of any photo provided it is for personal use. Use the contact form HERE. Make sure you include you full name, email address and the File number of the photo(s) required. File size is approximately 2.5MB each.