ANZAC Day 2016
Yesterday I took my sister into town early so that she could march with Singleton Town Band in the ANZAC Day march. It turned out we had times wrong, but only so that we got there really early and before any of the roads got blocked off. Though speaking of blocked off roads the people who did it did a really bad job as they managed to block off roads that were really far away but they totally missed blocking off the actual road that the people and horses were marching down. There were a few rather.... very unsafe situation, but luckily, as far as I know, nothing bad happened.
There are quite a few people from out church in the town band, SO I got a shot of them, though some are not in this photo as they did not arrive until later.
Kids from the boy and girl scouts handed out flags to many of the people who started gathering to watch the parade.
Two soldiers on horses followed the police car that lead the parade.
Then came the band and some soldiers who I think are/have been training to serve, next were the veterans from many different wars that our country has fought in. Then other organizations and kids from different schools in Singleton, and the pony club...
The bugle player from band played for the service that we had next. As did the rest of band, but mostly they just sat and listened. It was a lot shorter than last year's service because that was extra long being the 100 year anniversary.
Because the flying foxes have destroyed the park and we can't get to the memorial there we have this new memorial thing. It is kinda odd though, how do you commemorate people who will serve....? But anyway it was a lovely day for it and I got to talk to a lot of people. (Well a lot for little introverted me anyway)
I wore my 'professional' clothes with my watermark embroidered on them and two other people from the Singleton photography group recognized me and we chatted a while. And I bumped into a few other people too. There were a lot of people there this year too, and because I looked professional people did not seem to mind me like they did last year and some actually moved out of my way which was rather nice, so I managed to get quite a few good photos.
Lest we forget.