Wed 25th, Apr, 2012
G’day fellow Beach Cottage people, well it’s a public holiday here in Australia, it’s Anzac Day.
For those of you who don’t know it’s the day that Australia remembers.
Lest We Forget.
I have mentioned on here before that I am a big war history person, have been since I was quite young,
‘we’ll fight them on the beaches, we will never surrender’
these are words that resonate with me.
Things have changed though in the world, but I think it’s a great thing that this new country of mine, has a holiday to celebrate those who have fought and serve
and those who lost so very much and those that are still suffering now.
A Japanese Prisoner of War was at one point in my life and the more I have learnt, researched and studied, it seems that what he went through as a very young man may still be effecting those that follow him a couple of generations on…
…to have survived was, perhaps, not the best deal…
he was far from an ANZAC, the opposite side of the world indeed
but doing the same thing
war is war is it not?
so today I will be thinking…
and with those thoughts I will leave you with Barley does Beach Cottage
…I am grateful that I am here, on the beaches with a puppy, because of those that took off to war…to unknown lands, as young boys, from as far away as Australia to fight for a King and a Country so very far way….and those still dong similar things today…
…for people like you and me
see you next time in Beach Cottage land
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