Sunday, April 23, 2017

ANZAC Memorial Park

Over the last few weeks there has been some activity in a small area in the centre of town. A picnic table appeared then disappeared, then reappeared. A shiny block of black stone appeared then was wrapped up in plastic before I got a chance to look at it. Then a flagpole was erected. And today we found out what it was all about.

Our main road was closed this morning, and a piper led the way:
Followed by various dignitaries including our local federal member in the light-coloured coat and very high heels:
Then the many invited guests and the students from the primary school. The procession ended at the new ANZAC Memorial Park. 
I had to watch most of the opening ceremony from the other side of the road, because Dot started yapping at other dogs in the audience.
Jack, on the other hand, was very well-behaved. He is at the bottom left of the above picture.

I had to wait until the ceremony was over to get a look at the unveiled memorial:


  1. I am so glad that we are still honoring those that fought for our freedom and acknowledging their sacrifices. Its important for every generation.

  2. This is really moving. It shows the reality of people from small places, country places, minor places, who step up when their country calls and do their best. Then so many do not return. The people wait and wish and then mourn. It's easy in big cities to honour the fallen, but not so easy in rural farming communities. I thought about how difficult it was to erect this lovely memorial and hold the ceremony. There must be other plaques and memorials in your district. I wonder what happened to them.