I normally go to the dawn service if I am in Newcastle on Anzac Day. Today I didn't feel like coping with the 50,000 predicted crowd and so just went to the march and service in Civic park. I always find these services moving. This was one of the catafalque party. Not as stylised as I have seen and I caught this chap surreptitiously looking around instead of being statue like. The veterans are getting older now, I remember when I was a kid seeing the Gallipoli veterans marching. We have said goodbye to all of them now and the WWII guys are in their 80's. Always a time to reflect on sacrifices, values and mateship. Lest we forget.