Sunday, April 25, 2010

Lest We Forget....

Anzac Day
April 25

Let us remember those that were lost on this 
Historic Day in Australian History...

Anzac Day is a day to collectively remember how we think of ourselves 
And of what makes us interdependently 'us'. 
We remember a story that is potentially open
To each gender, and every generation  

The Anzac story is a deep story and a multifaceted source of identity 
That we can share in together.

"The Anzac story is part of that journey, more thoughtfully, 
With less jingoism and flag waving than ever before.
Increasingly, Anzac is a word that more Australians, 
Young as well as Old, can claim. 
It is a story that acknowledges Fear as well as Courage, 
Outrage as well as Obedience, 
Skepticism as well as Idealism, 
Disaster as well as Brilliance, 
Horror as well as great Beauty. 
Anzac is no longer a story told to the beat of drums of war.

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."
( The Bible )
I am sure Dad will be able to tell me the exact reference for this verse...

Lest We Forget......
Lou xx


Maria said...

Beautiful post Lou, today is all about remembrance and you have covered what Anzac day is all about....
Now my poor officer has come home had a shower and fallen asleep on the couch, he is very camera wary now....

Hugs GF

Tanya Tahir said...

Really beautiful post Lou xx

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Lou,
I had never heard of Anzac day, thank you for calling this important day to my attention.

No, we should never forget!