Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Day 932

Borrowed from Google Images

Lest we forget.

Today on this Anzac Day we continue to travel south.  We will not be participating in any marches or services or visiting any memorials.  Not because we don't care ... but simply because we are travelling.  So instead we are talking (as a family) about war, and security, and camaraderie, and commitment, and gratitude, and loyalty. All the things that Anzac Day means to us.

Comrades.  Today's discussion is focusing on the friendships formed and the alliances kept.  The importance of watching each other's backs and loyalty.  Looking after each other and being there through the good, the bad and the ugly.

As we do this I reflect on my own comrades.  My family of course, but also my friends. People who are not of my blood but whose alliances are just as thick. Those people who have been part of my life (and I part of theirs) for many years.  Through our own little challenges (that often felt like wars), committing to each other and loving each other through the good times and the bad.  Being ferociously loyal to each other and supporting each other when needed.  My friends. My comrades. My army.

This week I get to see a few of them. As we travel on our annual junket I get to call in on friends who are dotted up and down the east coast and physically hug them in a once a year treat.

Today as we head south on this Anzac Day I not only reflect and give gratitude to the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for a life of security, comfort and support - those in the forefront, those in the middle and those backing up in the rear - but  I am also going to pay homage to my own personal army of comrades in a world where security equals freedom and freedom gives us life.

Lest we forget ... 

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