We Remember [nous nous souvenons, recordamos, noi ricordiamo, 我们记得]

   
 

Good Day, Beautiful People! 
Wow! Last year this time, I wrote about Rememberance Day!  Seems not long ago, yet a year has come to pass.

Today, is Rememberance Day, Memorial Day, we take time to honour and remember the daily Heroes who sacrificed to protect our country and the people who are currently serving in the arm forces. I am thankful for the ongoing service men and women for keeping  our borders safe. Light a candle and buy a poppy fundraising souvenir to contribute to support the Appeals.

    The living owe it to those who no longer can speak or tell their story for them. – Czeslow Milosz from “The Issa Valley”

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    Links:

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-11/national-remembrance-day-around-australia/6929578

    http://www.anzacmemorial.nsw.gov.au/events/remembrance-day-service-2015

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    ANZAC 100th Anniversary 


     

    Good Day, Beautiful People!

    25th April 2015 we honour the service men and women for protecting our country!  We also stop and pay tribute to the fallen diggers for their sacrifice in different venues all over Australia, Gallipoll and most part of the world. Lest we forget! 

     

    For the fallen
    With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
    England mourns for her dead across the sea.
    Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
    Fallen in the cause of the free.

    Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal
    Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
    There is music in the midst of desolation
    And a glory that shines upon our tears.

    They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
    Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
    They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
    They fell with their faces to the foe.

    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.

    They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
    They sit no more at familiar tables at home;
    They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
    They sleep beyond England’s foam.

    But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
    Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
    To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
    As the stars are known to the Night;

    As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
    Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain,
    As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
    To the end, to the end, they remain.

    Laurence Binyon (1869–1943)

     

    One Hundred Years

    One hundred years – what have we learned
    Since troop ships first left King George Sound
    To spill a generation’s blood And prove a fledgling nationhood
    By Anzacs forged on foreign ground?
    Our youthful, daring sacrifice
    The Empire called – we paid the price
    For peace. And freedom’s lives a nation mourned
    for those we left and those returned.
    The hard fought Anzac legend born.
    One hundred years – died we in vain?
    Does Anzac spirit yet remain
    where rules the rite of self and greed
    no hand of help in time of need
    and touched by hatred’s evil stain?
    We lie beneath the wind’s caress
    No gumtrees grace nor wattles dress
    Our graves. And oh! how many country boys
    Rest not below the Southern Cross
    Of home.
    One hundred years – we do not sleep
    But restless ghostly vigil keep
    among the crosses in their rows
    Where myth and memory are met
    We make those blood red poppies blow
    Year by year – lest you forget.
    Helen Bignell

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    [Noel] Sydney Siege #illridewithyou

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    Good day, Beautiful people!

    This is a celebration season that most of us are busy getting ready for Christmas, attending parties and gathering with loved ones, families and friends. Whether you are a believer or not, most of us in the world celebrate Christmas. Christmas is one of the international public holiday that enjoy by many. Christmas can joyful for some and sorrowful for others. My heart goes out to the people suffer great loss this Christmas. My prayer is that you find treat #peace and comfort .

    15th December 2014, the world woke up shocked, received a dreadful news that Sydney Siege. We are all saddened by this news and watched on TV and mass media live coverage helplessly at this new form of barbaric terrorist act unfolded itself. Tears just stream down my eyes, prayed for quick resolution. I knew many prayed over Sydney and Australia. Thank you so much.

    This really brings it home. ” Two decent and innocent people have lost their lives, and their families and friends now face life without them. The proximity to Christmas will make each anniversary a little poignant. Others were physically injured and all have been through a trauma that none of us can really imagine.”- Amanda Vanstone

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    A week aftermath, Sydney still loved, stands taller and stronger. People just pay respect at Martin place. One good thing that happened is seeing Christians and Muslims cried and hugged one another. It is touching to see sea of flowers. Great tragedies bring out great unity. Once again, we are reminded the lessons of humanity.

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    We are really living in crazy time. We still trying to recover from Sydney Siege. Two days ago, we woke up with another tragic news, Cairns massacre.
    Eight children were being murdered by a 37 year old mother. This is beyond comprehension. It made me speechless, dishearten and pray for the victims family and friends.

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    Hope for good closure for all the victims’ families and friends.

    Tips by Ps Joel A’Bell
    TIP 1. LOVE
    Love conquers all. And genuine love fills our homes with acceptance, hope and a sense of belonging.

    TIP 2. FORGIVE

    Forgiveness is not always easy, but the results bring unity in the home and between the members of the household. The Bible says; where unity prevails God commands a blessing (Psalm 133).

    TIP 3. FOCUS
    Whilst social media is informative and can keep us connected, it also has the ability to keep us disconnected with the people who matter the most… family. This Christmas why don’t we put down our phones and electronic devices, on purpose, and engage in life-giving conversations.

    Have a blessed Christmas with Jesus as the reason for the season.

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