Hi APJ Family,
Today is an important day in Australia. We join together to mourn, celebrate and congratulate the Australian & New Zealand Army Corps for their courage in war.
My Dad was a WWII vet, a bomber in the Air Force, who signed up underage and lost the use of his legs in the war. The rest of his life spent as a paraplegic. He would wheel in the ANZAC Day Parade until age and infirmity meant he couldn’t anymore and then they put him on the back of a truck and he would wave.
He was a good man and did his best, his jewellery/watch repair/gift shop was the original meeting place for the first Australian Paraplegic Games Team and he went on to win medals in a few sports. He married my beautiful, clever Mum who was his nurse at the Repat. hospital. He was my Dad and I wish I had known him better.
What fragrance will I wear to remember him, when I go to visit his plaque? Tabac Original by Maurer & Wirtz
I hope you all have a happy and enjoyable ANZAC Day, wherever you are.
Lest we forget.