FROM THE EDITOR
This Monday is Anzac Day and while many might just see it as another day off work, I believe it’s more important now than ever to remember why we commemorate the day.
As our lives get increasingly busier, I find we are less inclined to look back and remember those who fought to make the lives we lead now possible.
This week we follow the Collingwoods on their trip recent visit to Arras in France where they did just that.
Shirley and Clive Collingwood traced the steps that Kiwi Sappers took whilst building tunnels underground to get behind enemy lines in WWI - a journey they say will sit heavily on their hearts for some time.
I took a similar trip to the battle fields of Gallipoli in 2003 and it had a massive impact on me.
I sat alone at Anzac Cove trying to imagine what would have been going through those young mens’ minds as they landed ashore.
So on Monday let’s again stop and remember them.