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