If you ask me, ANZAC Day is not just an important day in the Australian and New Zealand calendars but it should be an important day in the International Calendar, too. Australian and New Zealand servicemen and women have fought and died to protect, not only their own countries, but many other countries as well. On this ANZAC Day, as with every ANZAC Day, it is only right and proper to remember those who have served and those who have paid in blood to ensure our freedoms and our right to the life we choose; Lest We Forget.
We should all be grateful and mindful of the sacrifices made, not just by those who gave their lives, but also those who came home, either wounded or unscathed; for all of them have paid a price that is beyond the comprehension of those who stayed behind. In today’s world, it is easy to gloss over the patriotism and dedication of those men and women. Sitting in front of our televisions, in our comfortable lounge chairs, it is easy to underestimate the magnitude of their service. We should never allow ourselves to misjudge their loyalty and determination; Lest We Forget.
The only thing that, on ANZAC Day, any of us should be ashamed of is the recent trend, among some leftist groups, to criticize and condemn the actions of those brave men and women who fought for our countries. There is a very unfortunate, but thankfully small, trend towards rewriting history to denigrate and ridicule those who went before us. This is a movement that must be stopped and opposed at every opportunity. It is a tactic of the weak minded, poorly educated and self-loathing groups who foolishly think that it is fashionable to attack our history; these fools have already forgotten and should, themselves, be forgotten.
To all of our servicemen and women, those who are serving today and those that have gone before, I offer a very sincere, and heartfelt, thank you; Lest We Forget.