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'People in Martin Place, Sydney, watch as the last of the ANZACs pass by' posted by Doug Kirkpatrick


'Street scene - ANZAC Day procession in Sydney's CBD' posted by Doug Kirkpatrick


'A jeep carries ex-servicemen past the Cenotaph in Martin Place' posted by Doug Kirkpatrick


Pausing to honour the 'Diggers'

an experience of aussie icons

Every year, Australians all over from the biggest cities to the tiniest towns stop to pause, reflect, acknowledge and celebrate the extraordinary service and sacrifice of men and women years ago who were among the ANZACs.
 
On ANZAC Day, streets are lined with people watching on as a dwindling number of retired service men and women take the opportunity along the pavements of our streets to remind us all of the gift of our good fortune too often taken for granted in the rush and nervous haste of everyday life.
 
On ANZAC Day, flags come out, military banners fly overhead, and streets echo to the sound of marching bands.
 
It's all a mystery to the littlies but no less inspiring as it is poignant for many others watching on. For those participating in the parades and ceremonies, they are yearly reminded of people they knew who never got the chance to remember because they are the ones being remembered for what they did and what they gave so we could remember them with gratitude in a nation that's free.

 
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Doug Kirkpatrick
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