Monday, 27 April 2020

My journal entry #3

My family and I awoke on Saturday morning in time for the 6 am "Stand for Dawn" service. We stood at the end of our driveway and listened to the "Last post" being played on the bugle and broadcast on Radio NZ. Mrs Carter made a paper poppy wreath to put on her letterbox. Then she made an Anzac slice to share. She also remembered her grandfather who served in WW2 as a British soldier who was an Infantry officer who served from 1939- 1946. Mrs Carter was lucky enough to visit Gallipoli in Turkey in the year 2000 and take part in the Dawn service at Chunuk Bair amongst several thousand New Zealanders and Australians and also got to meet Prime Minister at the time Helen Clark. They shall not grow 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.

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