Saturday, April 25, 2009

We Will Remember

Today in Australia and New Zealand, we mark ANZAC Day. On this day, we pause to remember the men and women who have fought and died for our countries. If you would like to read more about ANZAC day, you can click to visit the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee(Queensland).

Each has won a glorious grave - not that sepulchre of earth wherein they lie, but the living tomb of everlasting remembrance wherein their glory is enshrined. For the whole earth is the sepulchre of heroes. Monuments may rise and tablets be set up to them in their own land, but on far-off shores there is an abiding memorial that no pen or chisel has traced; it is graven not on stone or brass, but on the living hearts of humanity.
Take these men for your example. Like them, remember that prosperity can be only for the free, that freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them, now and always.

To our Daddy, we love you, and we are very proud to have you as our Dad.


Tracey and Huffle said...

My grandpa fought in the Vietnam war so I am proud of him. I am proud of your dad too.

Huffle Mawson

Anonymous said...

Anzac day is so very important to always be there..And momma had a warm heart to read that more and more young people are following and taking part than ever..
We will always remember them :)

Batu said...

You should be very proud of your Dad - I am very proud of Paul too. He spent 7 years in special forces. We are very lucky aren't we?

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

Beautiful post. It's always good to remember those who made sacrifices for all of us.

But please don't do what Dragonheart and Merlin's people did! They posted on Canadian remembrance day and then disappeared forever without a word!

Your Friends,
Tommy and The Girls

barb said...

A very Happy ANZAC Day to you. Remembering and honoring our heroes who defend us is a wonderful thing!

Head-bonks from Gandalf and Grayson

Poppy Q said...

We are thinking of all our Aussie friends today, and especially the FuiSuey family. We know how much you miss your dad, and we hope he is safe and gets home to you soon.


Daisy said...

A happy and thoughtful ANZAC day to you! It's good to have a special day to remember. I can tell you are very proud of your dad!

Cory said...

We're thinking of you on ANZAC Day and we are hoping your dad comes home safe soon.

Aniemother said...

We don't really know your dad - but since you guys are so great we know he must be too! We'll be thinking of you today!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Happy ANZAC Day!!!
It is good that you are proud of your Dad. He is doing a very important job!!
We are thankful to all who served and all who serve,no matter where they are :)
Purrs for your Dad too :)
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Angel said...

Happy ANZAC Day. AS A Military family, we are glad to see these brave men celebrated!

Grrreta said...

That's a very lovely post.

Pablo said...

Lest we forget. Big thankful purrs to your dad for his service to our wonderful land.

Anonymous said...

Remembrance is very poortant. We are proud of all of them.

Cliff and Olivia said...

It's important to remember those who fight for freedom. You have every reason to be proud of your dad.

We know you must miss him very much (we missed one of our human friends when he was away) and we hope he'll be home with you soon.