The word hero is thrown around willy nilly these days. Football players, actors, it seems everyone has opinion on who is and isn’t a hero.
If you want to see real heroes, go and have a look at how extensive this site is. I find it sad that our great country has been involved in so much war that this is needed at all.
In particular, click the link to the blog post regarding the discovery of the remains of HMAS Sydney.
In an instant 645 Australian men died, leaving behind who knows how many greiving family members.
In total more than 102,000 Australians have made the ultimate sacrifce defending our country. 102,000! That’s almost the entire population of where I live.
We reside in a garrison city. Townsvile. People complain about the noise of the choppers during their training, and the noise of the F111′s when they’re in town doing exercises. How many of these people who be complaining if Australia were attacked? Not so many I don’t think.
I love hearing them in the skies, knowing they keep our country safe and protected. Those who complain, would be the first to look to these men and women should our country be threatened. These men and women would not hesitate to answer their call regardless of complaints and whinging.
Today is the day we remember our true heroes. Those who went to hell and back to keep this wonderful country of ours safe from invasion, destruction and mayhem. Those who fought against dictators who tried to rule the world. Those who did indeed make the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
All 102,000 and those who survived as well.
I thank each and every one of them for their protection, selflessness and sacrifices that were all given so freely.
I think we should remember them every day as we bask in the freedom they have afforded this fantastic country that we proudly call home.
These are the people who have earned the right, in the harshest way imaginable, to be called heroes
They shall grow not old
As we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them
Not the years condemn
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning
We will remember them
Lest we forget
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