Courage, Endurance, Mateship, Sacrifice…

Kokoda Track This morning, just prior to the rising of the sun, Australian’s for all walks of life gathered in the parks of our cities and our small country towns to honour the men and women of our military who made the ultimate sacrifice so we may enjoy the life we do today.

 A life in Australia that is governed by a democratic process and free from many of the troubles that we see around the world today.

As I stood silently by the Memorial in our local park the sun was piercing the eastern horizon on a glorious morning, the Kookaburras’ were heralding the arrival of a new day and I thought how lucky am I to have grown up in this great Nation of ours.

Our outback travels take us through many small towns and communities in this vast country of ours and it was from these places that the young men of a new Nation enlisted to serve the Empire…

Bluey and the Boys, people just like you and me, men, just boys, that didn’t think twice about serving King and Country.

Today marks the 100th Anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli, Turkey, in 1915, a place where the term ANZAC was forged on that small wind swept peninsular, stained forever with the blood of our brave and courageous…

“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.”

Lest We Forget

Australian Military

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6 thoughts on “Courage, Endurance, Mateship, Sacrifice…

  1. Barbara Grandberg April 26, 2015 / 8:23 am

    beautiful tribute….

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  2. Gallivanta April 25, 2015 / 6:56 pm

    It’s been a poignant day of remembrance. But I hope for the sake of all those who served and/or died that we never have to fight side by side again. I hope for a future of peaceful joint pursuits. 🙂 One of which could happen shortly because it looks like our friends in Nepal may be in need of help.

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  3. ksbeth April 25, 2015 / 2:25 pm

    nice tribute –

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  4. kiwiskan April 25, 2015 / 2:23 pm

    and at our service we sang both the New Zealand and the Australian national anthems…

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