Two years ago on April 25 I woke up at 5:00 or so; and with my in-laws headed into the heart of Melbourne for the ANZAC Day dawn service. Together with tens of thousands of similar minded people we gathered at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance to pay homage to the brave lads that traveled halfway cross the world to fight the Ottoman Empire and for all the brave men and women who have served their country in the years since. Here is an article describing this years service. For my American friends I would say it is a like A combination of Veterans and Memorial Days, except solemnly observed by almost all.
The other thing we did that day was head to the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the annual clash between the mighty Magpies of Collingwood and the Essendon Bombers. That year the Magpies prevailed in a walk, thrashing the Bombers by 65 points.
|2010||Collingwood||18.12 (120)||8.7 (55)||90,07||Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood)|
Unfortunately this year we do not have the luxury of fantastic tickets and Social Club passes. We have an overseas flight in less than two days and the game is scheduled to start at 12:40 AM! It appears as though the FoxSoccerPlus channel is broadcasting the game live (even though it is listing St Kildare v Freemantle from last week.)
I’d love to stay up and see if it indeed is being broadcast but with one last day of work before our holiday, I think it is time to sack out.
Update: Fox Soccer Plus HD is re-airing a half hour program explaining the AFL. I hope this bodes well for an ANZAC Day replay tomorrow night.