Today is the 25th April and every year it marks the anniversary of all the Australian and New Zealand veterans who fought and died for us in both world wars. It also marks of when the Allied forces landed at Gallipoli and over 130,000 soldiers died that day most of them from merely landing on the peninsula.
Every year for me personally this has special meaning not just in saying thank you to those who have passed away and their comrades who are still alive but yesterday, 4 years ago to be exact my Poppy (mum’s step-dad) passed away. He was a veteran of World War II and went to Papua New Guinea. My Nanna gave mum his medals of honour and she hopes to do one day participate in the Anzac parade that is held every year in the city.
So today while everyone celebrates a public holiday, we must remember the reason of why we got this holiday and why Australia is still Free from war and turmoil.
Lest we forget.