ANZAC Day Reflection: love and war don’t appear a natural fit at first

Updated: Apr 28, 2020

ANZAC Day Reflection: love and war don’t appear a natural fit at first

Bob’s Blog from Around Hermitage

The dawn service at Branxton this ANZAC Day saw a record number of people present for the rising of the sun around the war memorial Rotunda. A brief service set at the time when men left the trenches to advance on the enemy. A brass band accompanied comforting hymns to remember the lives of those who have given service to our nation and the Last Post played as the flag was lowered.

We took some of our family including grandchildren along, as did many others, to share the experience and explain the significance of the dawn service. War, after all, involves family for not only do the men and women leaving to fight make sacrifices but also do their families and this is often ongoing well beyond the initial engagements.