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.