Clyde climb to honour veterans
liferaft to the struggling pilot. In the process, he was shot down and killed.
I rushed to my first service at Clyde and it was a steep climb to the lookout. It was a magical scene at the top. Probably about 1000 people were gathered and a row of 68 lit candles were lined up along the stone wall. The candles represented men from Clyde and Earnscleugh who had fought in the First World War, 24 of whom did not come back.
As dawn broke, a pink sky shone over the valley and people at the lookout paying respect to their loved ones. I thought about my relatives, and other men and women, who fought in the wars.
It was probably one of the most moving services I have been to.
We will remember them.
The Anzac dawn service at Clyde.