Tuesday, April 25, 2006


Today is ANZAC Day - April 25 - a day where Australians and other nations of the Allied Forces remember the fallen soldiers of World War I. It's not a celebration but a commemoration. As a currently non-active member of the Australian Defence Force, this day has special meaning for me. I've served on two peace-keeping operations and can only imagine how terrifying it must have been to be involved in a war of the scale and brutal nature of the two world wars. I don't like war, don't want war and hope one day war will become a relic, a long-forgotten memory. But until that day, I will pay my respects to past, current and future men and women of the Australian Defence Force who do such an important and often thankless job on our behalves.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them


Judy said...

I agree with you war is something that needs to be outlawed immedately. Hopefully in my lifetime atleast. Not a topic I need to start on.

Glad to see you made it home safe and sound. Hope you had a fun time with your family. Looking forward to seeing more pictures of Romy's sweet cheeks! I love looking at your daughter, she's so happy and sweet!

Laura said...

Glad to see you are home Lily. I bet Romily has really grown these past 2 weeks!

Finn said...

A beautiful and moving tribute to those who truly deserve to be remember with love and with gratitude...Thank you for sharing..*S*

Heather B said...

The weird part of living in the US is you are really for war and it's costs or you are really against it.

I am with the protesters, I am sometimes ashamed of what my country has done and continues to do.

But on a happier note, glad you are back!!!