Remembering my great-grandfather and the Irish heroes lost to history
Tomorrow, President Higgins will view the Colours of the disbanded Irish Regiments from World War I
Alice was from France and her grandfather had fought in World War I.
We were waiting at 4am to catch the bus into the annual ANZAC Day service in Sydney city centre. This national day of commemoration is held at dawn every year to honour the Australian and New Zealand war dead that fell at Gallipoli, their biggest loss of life in the Great War.
I was a tourist with my camera taking photographs of old soldiers with their chest of medals. She was impatient, insisting we push through the large crowds of St Martin's Place toward the World War I cenotaph, the central focus of the commemoration.