Lest We Forget.
We went to the Australian War Memorial today.
It was an honour to take my boys there. It's a very special place.
The above is an extract from a nurse's journal on the 11th June 1915.
It reads, 'I must not think or my nerve will go and I will be useless. We are all wanted with every ounce of strength we possess.'
I read a few other similar pieces from others, from journals, to letters home to loved ones. Different wars, different zones, but all brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, daughters, sons, aunties, uncles, friends, nieces and nephews. It doesn't matter what war, it doesn't matter where or when. They will be all thought of tomorrow and we thank them for our freedom.
We are going back in the morning for the dawn service. . . . we are going back
for L.E. Willoughby. We are going for the 'young husband' noted at the end of this list, we are going for the nurse who wrote in her journal above, we are going for a very dear friend whose life was cut way too short, like so many others, simply because he wanted to serve his country.
We are going for all the young men and women who continue to serve our country today.
These are the people I am going to be thinking about tomorrow morning.
Thanks for stopping by my place today.
Posted by Joyce. xx