Ser­vice hon­our­ing the sacrifice of Dig­gers

Day to re­flect on­war and show grat­i­tude

Isis Town and Country - - News - Matthew McIn­er­ney Re­porter matthewm­cin­er­ney@apn.com.au

WHAT does Re­mem­brance Day mean to you?

Of course it is known around the world as the day the First World War drew to a close after the Armistice of Com­piegne was signed.

But with any global event such as this, there is some­thing – whether it be a mem­ory or a rel­a­tive or some­thing else – that gives the day ex­tra mean­ing.

So what does it mean to you?

For me, Re­mem­brance Day is about tak­ing time to show re­spect and grat­i­tude to those who died fight­ing for our fu­ture.

It is a day to hon­our those men and women, fa­thers and moth­ers, sons and daugh­ters who have the courage to travel to a place beyond our imag­i­na­tion and fight for what our flag rep­re­sents.

It is a day to re­mem­ber rel­a­tives I’ve never met, like Neil An­thony McIn­er­ney, my great un­cle, who was killed in the Viet­nam War in 1968.

And it is a day to re­spect and ad­mire the courage and sacrifice of the men and women who serve in the Aus­tralian De­fence Force to­day, fight­ing in con­flicts across the globe.

Lest We For­get.

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

SYM­BOL OF PEACE: Eleven white doves are re­leased as part of Isis RSL Sub Branch's Re­mem­brance Day ser­vice.

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

RE­SPECT: Wreaths laid at the base of the big gun after Isis RSL’s Re­mem­brance Day ser­vice.

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