Anzac Day 2022
As always, Anzac Day was a moving ceremony at Clovelly Bowling Club. Members and guests dressed in whites filled Green 2 for a morning game regardless of the threat of rain.
The ceremony commenced at 12.30 with a warm welcome followed by a small verse from the WW1 historian Charles Bean:
What these men (and women) did…. Nothing can alter now.
The good and the bad, the greatness and the smallness of their story.
It rises……it will always rise, … above the mists of ages,
a monument to great hearted men (and women), and for their nation …
a possession forever. LEST WE FORGET
Duncan Horscroft spoke to us about remembering and celebrating the people who fought for our freedom then four wreaths were laid by the Bowling and Recreation Club, the Men's Club, the Women's Club and the Bocce Club.
We turned west for a minutes silence after which the Last Post and the Rouse were played, and finally the Australian National Anthem.
It was nice that the Barefooters and passing walkers joined with us to pay respect to our soldiers.
The ceremony concluded and everyone entered the club where sausages on rolls were served to all.