A song for veterans launched at the Shrine
Melbourne singer/songwriter Mike Brady (Up There Cazaly) launched his new song “This Place” on Saturday 27 October at the Shrine of Remembrance.
The song was written to commemorate veterans and released in time for Remembrance Day. The event was organised by the RSL, and the AFA was asked to invite two WW2 veterans to attend the launch.
We were extremely well represented by Jack Bell, Norma Mullins and Jessie Read. Everyone knows that Jack is 100 years, but we are not going to disclose the ladies’ ages! It was a moving experience for all that attended. Channel 7 covered the event, and Nick McCallum conducted an interview with Jack that went to air that night.
Our veterans not only looked magnificent - they were magnificent and represented the AFA in an exemplary manner.
“This place is their place
The memories and the times..."
"...To reminisce and share a pain
That only they could know”
Above left: Singer Mike Brady sings 'Their Song' for veterans at the Shrine of Remembrance.
Above (right): Jack Bell, Norma Mullins, Jessie Reed at the launch of Mike Brady's 'Their Place'