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  • Anzac Day thoughts and thanks

    Time to reflect on the men and women who fought for our country and made the ultimate sacrifice--LEST WE FORGET!

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    Originally posted by 60756262696A6669070 link=1303679784/0#0 date=1303679784
    Time to reflect on the men and women who fought for our country and made the ultimate sacrifice--LEST WE FORGET!
    Im with you mate. LEST WE FORGET!

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      To the men and women who fought and died for this great country of ours. A toast,

      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.
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        Lest we forget

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          The Dawn Service in Anzac Square Brisbane CBD was a most remarkable, beautiful and poignant service. The Governors speech was especially moving and yet uplifting. Congratulations to all those involved in services all over the country. Dont sit at home today! Go and get involved and remember/reflect why we have it so good! Lest we forget.

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            Thank you to all C.S. posting here today. Your thoughts mean so much to our families. Our dear Dad was in W.W. 2 as a Corp Signal Corporal-Dispatch Rider. He was part of the Greece-Crete Campaign for one part of his war service. 70 year commemoration for that battle is taking place this year. We remember the many years we sat with him on this his Special Day. Very few of his mates still marching in Melbourne today. What a great telecast from ABC Melbourne for those of us not able to attend.
            We also have family in Brisbane today at Dawn Service and the March. Our nephews still serving this great country of ours are proudly marching. These folks have fought for our freedom and are still fighting or peace keeping in many parts of the world for our continuing freedom. God Bless them all.
            Lest we forget.

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              Lest we forget

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                My thanks to all those who fought to preserve our way of life.

                Thanks, Dad. I miss you.

                Greg

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                  Agreed...thank you Diggers!

                  The biggest sacrifice one can make is to lay down their life for another.

                  Cheers
                  Andrew

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                    Returned back from a moving ANZAC parade today.

                    A number of young ones carrying medals in honour of their grandfathers passing on together with those still alive and marching.

                    Quite sad to see on the train ride there and back, a number of veterans travelling on their own, and i can see the forlorn expression on their faces.
                    I can only imagine the loneliness of living on their own for different reasons and the nightmares they still carry from the past.

                    God bless them for the freedom that we currently enjoy in this country of ours.

                    Lest We Forget.

                    Gary at G

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                      My young bloke (9yo) marches in the parade every year and this year he got to carry the UN flag which he was pretty chuffed about (yeah, ok.. I was super proud too).

                      Its great getting the kids and families involved, the guys at the local RSL really appreciate the support and all our family really think about the reason for the day well beyond a public hoiliday.

                      Lest we forget.

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                        My dad was in the 2/4th Machine Gun Btn who were captured at the fall of Singapore and worked on the Thai/Burma Railway, I proudly march with his medals on each Anzac Day, sadly the ranks are thinning, only one old digger could march yesterday, John Gilmour and 3 others attended the agm and lunch afterwards but we had 35 sons/daughters/grandchildren marching to commemorate our family members sacrifices, a very special day on our calendar.

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                          We have just attended our first Anzac Day march in our long lives. We have always had to watch the city marches on the T.V. up until now. Thank you Brisbane for a fantastic march, and thank you to all the men and women who served this country in wars to make this the lucky country that it is today. That includes my late WW2 digger Dad. Thank you to the train drivers in Brissie who worked today to take the folks into the services. A very humbling experience to ride with war veterans, families and appreciative Australians of many nationalities. Lest We Forget.

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                            Hey Herbie,

                            We marched today in our Rural Fire Service Uniforms, we had the privilege of being in amongst our other EMS workers and right behind the veterans, though they are a slowly decreasing group...

                            We also had a member of the Light Horse regiment there as well but it was awesome to see that the local rider who had his own horse and was supplied the LH uniform, actually had a very well behaved mount who upstaged the other that had come all the way from Sydney to march today! The other rider from the Light Horse, was a great rider and we were all impressed with how he rode but it was a little awkward that his horse wouldnt just walk properly in the parade!

                            It is good to see so many come out and be involved with the march and service and when one speaker said how every town in Australia had a memorial, it was kind of awesome to also be reminded that hundreds of towns with hundreds of people across the country were doing pretty much the same as us at 11 am today.

                            May the Anzac spirit live on.

                            Lest we forget.

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