Today is ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand. It is the national day of remembrance for all the fallen service men and women. It is always on the 25th of April, regardless of what day it falls on. It is a solemn public holiday in that while I enjoy the day off, it is one that was earned by those who shed blood. It is not a day to glorify war, but simply a day to remember those who have been lost and in most cases made the ultimate sacrifice most probably on a foreign shore.

ANZAC Day 2013

That sacrifice allows myself and my family to enjoy this day in peace alongside all other Australians, both new and old. For that, I, and all of my fellow Aussies will be forever grateful.

Lest we forget.