Tuesday, April 25, 2006

April 25th April 2006

Well this is the 25th or April - its the day we celebrate the lives and deaths of all of our men and women who died in the wars Australians have been in. The day is called Anzaac day and was formed to remember the young Australians and New Zealanders Army's who died at Anzaac Cove Turkey during attacks during the 1st World war. There are no survivors left of that particular action- the last digger died earlier this year

to me it is a poignant day - I lost my fiance to the Vietnam War - he was only 20 years old and had been there for a short time when he was killed - he went to Vietnam as a Vietamese interpretor and served in the Australian armed Forces He was a "regular " soldier during this war the australian government had sanctioned conscription and many of these conmscripts went to Vietnam as well and many were injured and killed BUT all the Australians in Vietnam served with great honour. Rest peacefully Vic.

Lest we forget.

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