Wednesday of this week is Anzac Day, like Rememberence Day but just for the Australian and New Zealand Forces. Today there was an Anzac Parade in Bacchus Marsh and the Guides were marching in it so Ruby and I went along. Michael, Alexander, Mum, Dad and Larry came along to watch.
We met at in the grounds of the hospital and were told where in the parade we would be marching – behind the Scouts and in front of the schools. We had a huge turn out from our unit with only a handful of girls missing.
The parade was led by a pipe band – I was very glad, a parade just isn’t the same without bagpipes. I had a wee lump in my throat when they played ‘Waltzing Matilda’ because last time I heard that I was in Eskhill and my lovely friend, Correen, had organised for her fantastic pipe playing Dad to play in the street for us. I soon got over it though as I had thirty-odd chatty girls to keep in line!!
There were also some magnificent horses from the Creswick Light Horse Troop.