Anzac Day has been and gone again for another year. This years was extra special, being the anniversary of the Gallipoli landing.
Like so many other centres, the ladies of Bathurst and surrounds made thousands of red knitted poppies. Mum is responsible for a few of them. These were displayed on and around the War Memorial Carillon in Kings Parade. There was also a white cross for every man who enlisted in the district in WWI and didn’t return – over 400 them. The made a stunning display.
The purple poppy is to remember the animals who served along side the men.
We attended the dawn service. The first one we have been to since Dad passed away. (We have attended services at Coonabarabran and O’Connell for the last two years). Crowds were certainly up on normal.
I was proud to wear Dad’s miniature medals and a poppy knitted by Mum.