Yesterday morning I attended my very first ANZAC Day service with Heather which was a good experience! It wasn't as boring as people make these services out to be. Heather and I wore our school uniforms and arrived at the place but we had no idea what we were supposed to be doing so we just followed the crowd.
The uniforms of the servicemen and women were really impressive! I also never knew they had sea scouts in New Zealand! Good on them for participating anyway!
Chris Carter, Mr Chan (Waitakere city councillor), Tau Henare and a few other dignitaries attended. A guest speaker gave his speech and we sung a few hymns. At the conclusion of the service a man collapsed near the front of the hall though, but fortunately he was OK.
It was unfortunate to hear of the passing away of the war veteran who slipped and died as the Last Post was played during the service at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
However, good on Maori Television for providing good ANZAC coverage throughout the day! It was great to be able to flick through channels, from watching the events unfolding in Auckland live, to crossing over to Wellington to see what was happening. MTS is definitely giving our state broadcaster a run for their money!
Shen came over on Monday for a little visit and we ended up playing NBA Live on the computer, and then he came over yesterday to play with us again, which was pretty cool. I'll be seeing him again tomorrow at AUT!
POSITIVE: I made it to Heather's house and the ANZAC service ON TIME! Yay!!! As well as trying to fulfil my New Year's resolutions an additional goal for next term is to try keep my record of a term with no late detentions going, and maybe even make it right to the end of the year without getting one!