Anzac Day is pretty special in this family.
My Father in law is a returned service man who is 89 years old next month.
My children have rarely known an Anzac Day where they haven't been involved in some way.
One year we were lucky enough to have their RAAF aunty come for the march.
The little bloke walked with her that year.
Our sons have always marched with either their school or the Scouts.
Our Daughter was a Girl Guide and in this town they have always provided the Anzac Biccie morning tea after the march and ceremony. This year she marched with her school.
There was a huuge roll up for the children in the march and I believe this is because it wasn't in school holidays. Schools had services on Tuesday which reminded the students and encouraged their involvement.
Pa rode in an old car with some other Returned servicemen.
Our little bloke had the special honour of laying the wreath for the scouts.
I remember a few years ago there was a great concern that Anzac Day would diminish as the years wore on and there were fewer diggers to participate.
I see no signs of this.
Until I met my husband I had no real reason to participate as we did not have any family medals to march with. It was a great extra day off for me.
My mother and I used to watch most of it on the Television.
It was also a long trip into the centre of Sydney to watch the diggers go by.
It is a lot easier in a small town.
I am so pleased to see all the crowds come out to support the Anzac ceremony and honouring those who have served.