We Remember

Aussie Mateship

Today is Remembrance Day.

The guns fell silent 11am on the 11th November 1918, after more than 4 years of constant warfare in the first modern world conflict. This Armistice was the end of WW1.

Today, we remember the Fallen.

Each year on this day, the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, we mark a minute with silence to remember those who died or suffered not just in the First World War, but in all wars and armed conflicts.

RSL preserve the history of those who suffered or died for Australia, but they look after our troops as a support agency.  Legacy are a charity who look after the spouses & dependents of deceased Defence personnel.

If you see a person with poppies, make a donation. Wear a poppy. Reflect on those who served, those who gave up so very much in order to give their all.

Lest We Forget

 

Aussie Mateship

In Flanders’ Fields
Colonel John McCrae

In Flanders’ Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders’ Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders’ Fields.