SS13 attended the local Anzac march yesterday and was the only Scout from his troop who turned up. Lots of Joey's (younger kids) and a couple of Venturers (older kids) which meant that he got to march with the Scout flag behind the local Scottish Pipe band, the local bush fire brigade members and some local members of council and of course the local returned service men and women.
He presented a wreath and of his own accord jumped forward and assisted a returned service man who was unsteady on his feet. Afterwards he sat and chatted with this man and I could see SS pointing to his medals etc, they chatted for about 1/2 hour.
We didn't ask too many questions, but SS was elated, said that it was the best thing he's done, wants to go next year to speak more with his "new friend" and hopes he never has to go to war.
Right now he's going thru my old family albums and looking at pictures of family in uniform, he's asked me if I have any more photo's and I've told him my mum has most of those photo's.
I haven't asked him what exactly they spoke about yesterday, do you think I should?