The Anzac Day service at Greenmount, Queensland, is one of the smaller services around.
But what it lacks in quantity is made up for in quality.
Guest speaker was Squadron Leader Troy Denley, Department of Defence. And an excellent speaker he was too.
Every year there's less Diggers and more kids marching. There were only two WW2 Diggers present this year. My Dad, ex 2/9th. AIF, on the left, and his mate, Ron Allen, ex RAAF, on the right.
Very much a community based service. The local scout group, two primary schools and the local council play a major role. Wreaths were laid by the Department of Defence, RSL, Toowoomba Regional Council, Scouts, Schools, Churches and the Public.
My Great Uncle who served in the 5th. Light Horse is here on the WW1 section. My Dad's name is on the Cenotaph in the neighbouring town, Cambooya. It's always hard to keep composed while laying wreaths here, as my nephew Steve, who served in the RAN, always used to fly over from Perth to march with his Grandad, but tragically lost his life on the HMAS Toowoomba, four days before Anzac Day in 2011.
My old Dad can barely walk now and needs two healthy grandsons to hold him up. But he still made it.
It's very inspiring to see the large and growing involvement by the younger generations, and Anzac Day is getting bigger every year around the Nation and overseas. There's a lot of hope for the future with kids like these around.