Today is ANZAC Day. It is a day to commemorate all those who have been involved in wars fought by Australia and New Zealand. It is a day to realise that we have learned nothing from our past. It is a day when we remember that we are at present involved in wars not sanctioned by the UN. War, what is it good for??
My dad was in the Navy and fought in the Korean War in the late 50s. ANZAC Day was big at our house : the March, and for him, the pub afterwards. It was not a day of celebration, but a day of reminiscing about old mates and old times. He was wounded in the war and carried his injuries, which were very painful, till he died. I’ll bet he’s having a beer with his mates right now!!!!