Clyde climb to hon­our vet­er­ans

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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.

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