Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Anzac Day 2015

Saturday dawned a cloudy and overcast day with every chance it would continue to rain as it had during the night.

However we put on warm clothing and rushed out the door to get a good spot to see the parade down main street.
We parked a fair way away and scurried over to a good spot.
Amazingly we were even in position early and had to even wait for the parade to start- not our usual form :)
While waiting for us to finish getting everyone ready Rogan made a batch of Anzac cookies for the family and later on Vellvin made a THM
The recipe we have used for years is this one
Anzac Cookies-
1 cup of rolled oats
1 cup plain four
3/4 cup of sugar
3/4 cup desiccated coconut
1 Tablespoon Golden Syrup
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 tsp of Bicarb Soda (Baking Soda for non Aussies)
2 Tablespoons of boiling water
1. Mix oats, sugar, coconut and flour together
2. Melt syrup and butter together
3. Mix soda with boiling water and add to melted butter and syrup
4. Add to dry ingredients
5. Place tablespoon of mixture on greased baking tray

6. Bake in slow oven 150-160 degrees C for 15 to 20 mins
The Trim Healthy Mama version I shared here
Finally the parade started and it was wonderful to see such support from people.
I think there were over 15000 people actually watching the parade and that I think is a great show of support.
It started of with the older veterans in old vehicles and
was followed by a small contingent of the Light Horse
We had an Arial fly over but I missed capturing it all on camera :(
However we did have the practice maneuvers over our house the past couple of weeks
Then  we had a continual stream of military file past
All this followed by a helicopter fly over

We then walked up to where the ceremony was but couldn't get very close to hear all of it.

We have spent quite a long time on  learning both on Friday and today about ANZAC and I hope to share the resources with you soon.

"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."

Blessings to you and your homes,

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