ANZAC Day 2020

1dadShared today (thanks to Barry at ‘Another Spectrum’ website) … in memory of my dear dad & his four brothers who set off to fight in a war they were led to believe was for ‘King & country’ … my dad was barely 17 at the time. He died at 85 enlightened that wars were about dollars, a conclusion he’d come to himself. We still remember them on this day … they went for the love of all of us. Let’s not forget that. Or them. EWR

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Another Spectrum

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.

Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served” It is, I believe, the most important day of the year for most Kiwis. But what it means does vary from person to person.

From Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anzac_Day

I have mixed feelings about ANZAC Day. While, like most Kiwis, I consider it a day of remembrance, I along with an increasing number, find that the day adds weight to the futility of war. In this respect, I think there is a growing…

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