Lest we forget.......
Today is ANZAC Day here in Australia. It is the day when we honour our soldiers for their sacrifice and commitment to our wonderful nation.
This year is especially important as it is the 100th Anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli in Turkey in 1915 during WWI.
You can read more about ANZAC day at these posts in previous years, here and here.
My photo above is from last night's AFL game, as it was ANZAC eve, there were a number of ceremonies before the game. Traditionally, at the start of every game, the official cheer squad for each team make a large banner for the players to run through. They are a massive undertaking and usually have some pithy saying on them. Last night, there was only one banner, uniting both teams under the words "Lest we forget" - it looked amazing!
Also amazing, were the crocheted red poppies at Federation Square in the city.
On the way to the MCG we saw the Eternal Flame from the Shrine of Remembrance being escorted to the ground by a troop of Lighthorse. It was a wonderful sight.
It was quite moving, especially when the Last Post was played.
Our footy team is the Richmond Tigers, can you see all of the clever light play on the side of the stands?
I hope that you enjoyed this year's ANZAC pics,
Thanks for stopping by everyone,