A point of comparison

Gallipoli remembrance (ANZAC Day) attracted 2,000 mourners to a service in London and drew record crowds Down Under - an estimated 15,000. There was even a re-enactment near Darwin.

Get a load of 96-year old General Paul Cullen marching like a youngster.

The PMs of Australia and New Zealand traveled to the Turkish beaches for a dawn service. Prince Charles was there. The Queen herself attended the London service.

Closer to home, I was cleaning the barbecue and airing out the beach blankets preparing for Memorial Day.