IT is 6 pm on the April 24, 2012 and we have secured our seats in preparation for the long night ahead and the much -anticipated Dawn Service at the Anzac Commemorative Site, Anzac Cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey.
The weather forecast is promising, 10 deg overnight and no rain in contrast to other years that have experienced temperatures below zero overnight. We had our sleeping bags, layers of clothes and heavy jackets so we settled in for the long night ahead. This is a major event to organise and the Australian and New Zealand Governments along with the Government of Turkey has to be congratulated on the organisation that must go in to making this a safe and well run major event.
We, that is Noeline, my son James, brother Michael and I had come to Turkey as part of the Essendon Football Club supporters group- 28 in all, male and female ranging in age from 23 to 77 years with our tour host former club champion Jason Johnson. Continue reading “Moving experience of Gallipoli dawn service”
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