Let me explain so that some of you don't go further Pauline Hansen on me.
Both my Mum and Dad fought in New Guinea in WWII, Dad was in a Commando unit and Mum was in Intelligence. I didn't inherit her brains or his courage.
When I was a kid, Anzac Day was about both of my folks marching in the streets of Melbourne and then going to their units "reunions" and I usually went to the footy at the G on my own. We did not learn any Australian history after 1850 at primary school and none at high school. So it meant very little to me.
I do get defending your Country like my parents and many others did against the Japs, and most of us would do the same. I don't get Australians fighting in WWI, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. My Son did two tours as a Combat Engineer in Afghanistan, and I know what he saw and did. I am proud of my Parents and my Son for the service they gave, but ■■■■■■ Ploiticians start wars, not soldiers.
Dawn Service in our Community is a good event and brings people together. It has grown from about 40 people 10 years ago, to thousands and many wreaths.
Sorry I am so stupid, but I do not get why.