Remember the sacrifice of those before you when you remember the liberties you have today.
On this ANZAC day we remember the lives lost by Australian and New Zealand soldiers in Wold War I, particularly the assault on Gallipoli in Turkey.
More than that, today we commemorate precious lives lost in conflicts since, but also to honour those who currently serve and have served their country.
I was proud today to see my son take part in the march as part of his Scout troop in our town, and was especially proud to stand with my father, a Vietnam veteran.
I often bemoan the death of community, but today was genuinely heartened to see so many people of all ages come out to celebrate, honour and remember.
Hopefully, my son will never see conflict. However, it’s so important that he knows why he marches and what he marches for.
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.