A day late for OZ and NZ, but in America, it's still April 25.
Thank you ANZAC's for your sacrifice. You will always be remembered.
On a side note, a bit more personal to me, yesterday, April 24, was Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. Members of my family lost their lives.
It's time we learn from the past and strive to live in peace with one another.
[ Edit: Fixed typo. ]
Thanks for that.
As Ronnie Reagan said 'Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same'.
B-grade actor, A-grade quote.
Aha, it's this time again. I always love the fact that Beerman comes up with this day/these days.
Saw a short doc on CNN yesterday about the border of Turkey and Armenia still being closed and the consequences this has on local (family) life in that region.
Sometimes it's 'live in war, rest in peace' unfortunately!
You are correct in your assessment of current events and the "live in war, rest in peace" results. But, this thread was not posted for that reason. It was posted to honor those who have gone before and deserve our acknowledgment. It is similar to our Veterans Day in the US. (My father fought in WWII and though I don't post a thread about Veteran's Day, I always know when it is and (being the agnostic I am) still say a prayer for him and those who fought by his side.)
Whether due to war or just out and out genocide, those who fought against both have earned their place in history. Honoring this day is one way of doing that.
I posted about ANZAC Day on my blog. It's the day when we remeber the great sacrifice others have made.
Beerman - I was unaware of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, althogh I knew about Armenia. I didn't know the full extent. Thank you for posting that link.
War does not determine who is right - only who is left. ~Bertrand Russell.