Tomorrow will be my first time to march in an Anzac day parade as I am not a returned serviceman. However, my CMF (Reserve) association has asked members to march with the returned diggers from the Commando units from WW11 to assist them (the few left will be in their 90's) and to carry their banner. They have managed to temporarily get their original banner from Canungra Land Warfare Centre and it is apparently about 8' high. I can understand @Drover's emotions as I am sure mine will be all over the place.
One of the yearly things I used to look forward to was marching with my Uncle and wearing my Grandfather's medals. Unfortunately my Uncle is the only one left here in WA from his unit and doesn't march anymore.
to all those who have served
to all those who are still serving
as an ARMY Brat, brought up in Married Quarters on Army Bases, ANZAC day means a lot of different feelings
as the son of a Vietnam Vet - I am proud of my Father and those like him who served their country
as an Army Brat, I remember 2 of my friends in the late 60's, early 70's having to move to "Grans", as Dad was not coming home
my Uncle served in Korea
my Grand Father served in Darwin with the RAAF
my Great Grandfather served with the Merchant Navy and Army in WW1