Lest we forget

For those who either went to a dawn service this morning or watching the march currently from martin place either live or on TV or just enjoying the day for the freedom that the brave men bestowed upon us from their sacrifice, hope you all have a good day and reflect upon how lucky we all are to live in the lucky land, the bravest and toughest nation of all. For anyone here who has served in the past, thank you for your service. My grandfather was a mechanic for the British army in WWII, he had never left England before he left for war. On his way back to England from battle at the end of the war, his ship stopped over in Sydney. That day he met my grandmother, then vowed to himself he would come back. Waited a few months then came back to Sydney and lived here til the day he died. Only went back to England to see family from time to time. Even though he was born and bred English he considered himself Australian, i wear his medals that were passed down from my father and though they are british medals i still consider him an ANZAC as he always wanted to be known as an Australian. My brother and i are technically eligable to represent England in sports due to my grandfather but my dad always said he would turn in his grave if we did not support Australia. It is my grandfather to the reason i am an Eels fan as he chose to support them and was passed down the family.

This story shows the strength we are as a nation, how good this nation is and is worth fighting for. Lest We Forget.

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  • Congratulations LB . I have no relatives past fighting for our country or our motherland England . Reason is every line in my family tree was a birth date resulting in parents / grand parents back to 1900 approximately were born wrong times to be suitable ages to fight in WWI or WWII . My recent ancestors were very fortunate indeed . However a century earlier (circa 1800) one ancestor did not miss out on sentence of 7 years transportation from England to Botany Bay . 

     

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