Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Sunday, 27 April 2014

ANZAC Day


Association banner - note the holes in case it's windy.







































ANZAC Day in Brisbane seems to be more and more popular each year.

I marched there in the hope of meeting up with people I served with, but there was only one ex-digger from either of the companies, and none from either of my platoons parading.

Nevertheless, it was worth the journey.

Age is definitely wearying (or should it be “withering”) some of my ex-comrades, as a few were on board vehicles.

The streets were filled with people of all ages, races and origins, but they were united in their respect for ex-service personnel.

I sometimes wonder where that respect was hiding, when it would have been most powerful, as Vietnam vets returned home in the sixties and seventies.

The loudest cheers were reserved for the members of the Vietnam Veterans’ motorcycle club.

The anti-bikie legislation has provoked some interesting responses in the people of Brisbane.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Apparently you didn't attend the welcome home march through Sydney when the rest of us got off the ferry in 1971.....streets were lined with well-wishers from memory and the only hiccup was a small group of idiots who risked the ire of the returnees.

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