Today is A.N.Z.A.C. (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day, for Australian's and Kiwi's it is the equivalent of Veteran's Day. We honour those who have fought to protect our country.
During World War II, there was a lot of men who left their families at very young ages, for many different reasons including the fact that their family had too many children and simply could not afford to feed them. My Grandfather was one of them, he was a twin and his family could only afford to support one of them so he was sent to a sheep station in rural New South Wales.
My Grandad has had a feature about him published on the Under 16's website with details about his service and the cheeky time that he had trying to get to war. One of my favourites is when his mother discovered that he was enlisted but was sick in hospital and came to the Hospital to dob him in. Another good one is that his method of lying about not having a birth certificate was because he was born in Perth.
This morning was spent in the city waving Australian flags and cheering on all the diggers. There was also a few drinks with Grandad!