Australians everywhere from all backgrounds are commemorating Anzac Day. Many have attended Dawn Services and marches. Some will be quietly gathering with friends and family at home. Some will be reading and reflecting on our history and remembering the men and women who died serving their country.
This year the contribution of Indigenous soldiers is being remembered and highlighted. The terrible toll of PTSD on our veterans young and old has also been examined by former serving soldiers like Major General Peter Cosgrove and by researchers, psychiatrists and psychologists.
However as usual we have come across a rabble who would rather spend the day hating other Australians.
Just take a look at this.
We are wondering where exactly Wayne Krug served. Behind the counter at Maccas?
No decent ADF veteran would have a bar of the ADL.
We are also wondering where these clowns get the notion that “Anzac related materials” are being sold anywhere.
The word ANZAC and its derivatives and imagery are copyright protected by legislation.
Each September that admirable organisation Legacy use an army of service personnel and volunteers from schools, youth organisations and service clubs to sell badges and pens which raise money for its work with the families of veterans ( WA has its badge day in April each year).
You will also find some retailers are selling rosemary sprigs, poppy badges and other small mementoes around Anzac Day. None of them have been attacked by anyone – unless the ADL are doing it.
You will also find amongst those volunteers Muslim students and soldiers.
But the rubbish continues