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Active Retirees : Active Retirees April-May 2012
32 | www.probussouthpacific.org What does Anzac Day mean to you? Albert Blatch (Probus member, Penrith NSW) “Before WWII, my parents would take me to the marches. The soldiers were sprightly young WWI vets. Nowadays, I watch the march on TV.” Beryl Speakman (Probus Secretary, Penshurst NSW) “The march is so wonderful – it just gets you. You see all the different kinds of people living in Australia – everyone seems to enjoy it.” Germaine Greer (Writer, academic, journalist, speaking in 2010) “My father fought in the Second World War. He never marched at Anzac and I would have thought that was typical of my generation’s parents, our fathers. They did not march. They were offended by the glorification of the war. A lot of them came back broken-hearted, really disillusioned.” Dave Ashley (Warrant Officer and RSM of the Australian Army, speaking about marching on Anzac day) “When we march the streets are packed with people from all different walks of life... what does that say about Australia? It actually says something very good about Australia.” FEATURE Steve Waugh (former Australian cricket captain, speaking at Gallipoli, en route to the 2001 Ashes series) “The Anzac spirit means fighting together and looking after your mates.” Liesl Franklin (Flight Lieutenant in the Australian Air Force, speaking about ANZAC Day in Kandahar) “It’s a little bit more real on ANZAC Day overseas. They had photos of the guys that have been killed in action recently – I knew a couple of them. When you’re standing there, it makes you more reflective because you’re far more connected to the experience.” Paul Keating (former Prime Minister, speaking in 2008) “The truth is that Gallipoli was shocking for us. Dragged into service by the imperial government in an ill-conceived and poorly executed campaign, we were cut to ribbons and dispatched. ... We still go on as though the nation was born again, or even was redeemed there: an utter and complete nonsense.” GettyGetty
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