Contentment of ad hoc Anzac march
I am very pleased to advise I was one of the Vietnam Veterans, who marched on footpaths from Diggers Ettalong to the foreshore memorial on Anzac Day.
Attending the Mariners' match in Gosford highlighted the ad hoc nature of contemporary decision-making.
Roads were closed for the convenience of a small number of patrons before and after the game.
Fortunately, patron numbers were low, which eased some of my Covid-19 concerns, as compliance to Covid-19 medical restrictions was not applied,:
A minor football fixture in Gosford received more consideration and support than a significant tradional national ceremony,
Is a Mariners' match in Gosford more important than Anzac Day?
Even asking this question indicates that values have significantly changed and certainly not for the better.
My father was a World War Two veteran.
I would belittle his service if I believed a Mariners' match was more important than saluting his service.
The contentment as I marched to the foreshore memorial is indescribable.
Letter, 29 Apr 2021
Norm Harris, Umina