Friday, April 25, 2008

Lest We Forget

They shall not grow 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."

Today is Anzac Day.

A day we celebrate our young men and women who have served our country and still continue to do so. It's not about war and whether we should be there or not, it's celebrating the traditions and sacrifices made, mateship made and lost, and fathers, sons, brothers and mates that never came home.

I am an Army wife, I have friends serving overseas, my husbands grandfather was a Rat of Tobruk, my step-dad did two tours of Vietnam. I have heard so many stories of the ravages of war, the pride taken in a Military life and the often disdain of a wider public, but today we stand united and say we thank you to those who have sacrificed so much, including the families.

I am always inordinately proud to be an Australian, and even more so today. LEST WE FORGET.


Kylie said...

From one Army Wife to another
Lest we forget.

Helen said...

A lovely post Leah. xxx