Black and White Tuesday
April 26, 2016
A break from my usual Black and White today,
in favour of an ANZAC Day post.
Please forgive the quality of photos.
My phone does not take the best photos
Over twenty years ago Collingwood and Essendon
began a tradition of playing on ANZAC Day.
This tradition has developed to the extent
they even have a joint banner for the players
to run through before the game.
When both teams and umpires were the ground,
the pre-match solemnities began.
As one, just over 85,000 fans rose to participate…
and join the players remembering all who…
have fought in two world Wars
and other conflicts…
and observe a minute of silence.
the NZ National Anthem performed by
a member of the NZ armed forces.
The followed the Australian National Anthem
and flag raising ceremony.
Then it was on with the game.
Collingwood won so I came home happy.
Happier still with the game played by
Texan debutant Mason Cox who kicked a goal
with his first kick in an AFL game and
went on to assist in several others.