April 25, 2015
Today is ANZAC Day.
While I personally have no direct link to the ANZACs of WWI, I am the direct descendant of American soldiers.
would not be here today if my grandfather wasn't pushed out of a plane
in WWII. I would not be here today if he didn't survive being a prisoner
of war. I would not be here if he didn't come home from war. I have
seen this comrade of my grandfather's grave in Europe. I have silently
paid my respects and thanked him for saving my grampa's life.
I've no direct links with ANZACs of WWI, I'm a new Australian citizen,
about to celebrate my 1st citizenship anniversary in June.
is my new country. The land where I have settled and established a home
with my husband. The land where our two children were birthed and
buried. The land where I've shed blood sweat and many many tears. This
Australia is now my home. So, here I sit at
home. I watch the Gallipoli Dawn Service and the Villers-Bretonneux Dawn
Service live on tv. I wear my RSL pins. I pay my respects silently to
my fellow countrymen who died long before I was even a twinkle. I watch
in silence and remember, and honor, all those that chose to serve, and
all those left behind who pray for their safe return.
That's enough of a link for me to remember and honor the ANZAC legends. #WeRemember #ANZACDay