Today is ANZAC Day. A day of remembrance. A day to honour those who served their country so others may live in peace.
The bugle has called this morning, in cities and small regional country towns. The local cenotaph is the landmark where people would have met to mourn their incalculable loss and honour the fallen.
War touches us in many ways. And, when it does, it is indelible.
There are many symbols in the world today. Some invoke fear. But the fragile poppy is poignant. It symbolises remembrance and hope. Neither can be underestimated today.
We live in a different world now. We live with pictures and words. And, they can be powerful.
The reach of war is shorter. It is no longer about borders. It is about ideology. And, therein lies hope.
If we think differently, we act differently and if we act differently, we are different people.
It is within us to be the change the world needs.
Lest we forget, they died so we may live in peace.
Until next time …
a dawn bird