Crossing Paths

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Model Melbourne trams

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Lest We Forget - Anzac Day

The most solemn day on the national calender, Anzac Day (Remembrance/Memorial Day for those outside Australia), is a time of reflection and a to pay respect to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, and to those who still perform in active service for the nation to this day.

The Anzac spirit is honoured  on Victoria Street, as a small representation of mid to late 20th century inner suburban Melbourne, it has a small local war memorial as a focal point near the railway and retail strip.

Locals pay respect at the local cenotaph, those who wished to
participate at the dawn service at the shrine in the city, would have
caught the special service trams from the outer routes into the city.

 Ex servicemen participate in the grand Anzac tradition of a quick and not so subtle 
game of "two up" behind the the Victoria Street Gates signal box,
before catching up with fellow 'diggers' at the races, football or for a
quiet beer at the Returned Services League Club.

                                      "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
                                       Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
                                        At the going down of the sun and in the morning
                                                            We will remember them."

'Lest We Forget'

Well done fellas, From under the wires,

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