Anzac Day 2012… of those days that will stick in my mind for a long time for all the right reasons.

It is important for us to remember the countless sacrifices made and young lives lost during the second world war to protect our freedom.

This Anzac Day I had the opportunity and pleasure to spend some valuable time with Jimmy Rooney, a WWII veteran and living treasure.

I met Jimmy the previous evening and was instantly drawn to his gentlemanly charm as we sat and talked about Jimmy and his experiences of life and the war. I won’t say too much more, other than if you have a spare 20 minutes I would encourage you to stop what you are doing and play this slideshow and listen to Jimmy recount some of those moments.