Lest We Forget

It is 100 years ago today since that fateful landing on what was to become known as ANZAC Cove, Gallipoli, Turkey.

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As we commemorate the bravery and lives lost of those men and women in what they called The Great War, the War to End All Wars, which sadly became The First World War, let us not forget those sacrifices. Scarcely a generation later there was yet more devastation, more lives lost in The Second World War. And in every decade since, there has been war and fighting somewhere in this world of ours. Have we learnt nothing in 100 years?

It has to stop.

We must, no matter what colour, race, creed or religion, we must start teaching our children tolerance, understanding, acceptance and respect. We as adults, no matter what colour, race, creed or religion, must start practicing and showing by example tolerance, understanding, acceptance and respect. We all must; everyone, across the globe.

Almost an entire generation of young men and a great many young women, across the world, lost their lives fighting in that First World War; it cannot have been in vain.

Lest We Forget.

(image courtesy of berkleys.com.au and Google Images)

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11 Responses to Lest We Forget

  1. Martine says:

    You are so right, I feel The same. From a free Belgium!

  2. Vreni says:

    Beautifully said and I agree wholeheartedly!

  3. Sue - NZ says:

    I agree with Venice. Well said. ☺

  4. Sue - NZ says:

    Sorry should have checked Vreni.

  5. Lynette Balchin says:

    After attending the dawn service at Moama, I now sit and watch other services on the TV. I read your blog and you put my thoughts down perfectly. Thankyou.

  6. Ann says:

    Beautifully written. Thank you.

  7. Rachel says:

    Thank you. Lovely words

  8. Debra says:

    Ditto… why does this keep happening???

  9. Jenny M says:

    We attended the dawn service in Lilydale. It was a very large gathering, with many young families with babes in arms, the local schools and local football club were represented. In front of me two young Mothers with their babes, gently holding and rocking their children during the service, it made me think & mothers that had watched their young sons go off to war never to return. War such a waste of life.
    Your words are words that should be reinforced by parents and schools everyday, and shown by example too.
    Lest we Forget.

  10. Beautifully written. I attended the dawn service at Kranji War Memorial in Singapore. It was amazing with a massive expat ground in the most amazing setting, a real memory to cherish. The sight of all those graves was very moving.

  11. Barb Vedder says:

    so true – lovely post

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