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Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

WHILE there is to be a chang­ing of the guard with the elec­tion of pos­si­bly a new mayor and coun­cil­lors in the Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment elec­tions next Satur­day, a far more im­por­tant day is loom­ing – An­zac Day.

An­zac Day on April 25 has come to mean so much to so many. We sim­ply can­not for­get nor should we for­get the sac­ri­fices made. Yes, we should for­give the atroc­i­ties and re­spect all peo­ple and hope that one day we will all come to our senses and end all wars but un­til then we must cel­e­brate those who have given so much so that we may en­joy and strive to do bet­ter in our own lives.

An­zac Day has also be­come a won­der­ful day where our young boys and girls march in place of fallen fam­ily mem­bers and by the bright­ness of their eyes and their joy this will ra­di­ate out and be a cat­a­lyst to stop killing young men and women of all races and from all coun­tries.

It is not just a day that we should cel­e­brate our­selves and our coun­try­men lost to the sav­agery and fu­til­ity of un­just con­flict but we should also cel­e­brate and hon­our those who fought against us for they too were borne up from lov­ing fam­i­lies and like our own men and women did not want to go off and fight and lose their lives.

An­zac Day – let’s all re­mem­ber and re­mem­ber fondly all the loved ones who have fallen on both sides but let’s look for­ward even more to the days yet to come when the only thing we will be throw­ing at each other is good­will.

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