To many countries today is a time to reflect, remember and honour those men and women that have been killed in the line of duty. No matter what your views on war, please take a moment to pause and think fondly of those that have paid the ultimate price in defence of their country and for those that have lost their family and friends. Also remember those that still serve and face danger every day.
(The image accompanying this post was made at the 2009 ANZAC day dawn service at Riverton in South Australia)
The Ode of Rembrance (from Wikipedia)
They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, 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.
Lest we forget.