A day to reflect

It is ANZAC day here in New Zealand. A day when we remember the Australian and New Zealand troops who fought so heroically at Gallipoli. The day has been extended to remember all who have served in wars as Defence force members.

I know of 7 men in my family who served in WW1 and WW11. Fortunately all returned home but the cost was very high for some and the experience profound on them all.

I have spent some quiet time today reflecting on them and their bravery and courage.

My daughter and I spent some time this afternoon in our local wetlands, wildlife area at the head of the Pauatahanui Inlet. It was a peaceful place to reflect and remember all who served.

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2 thoughts on “A day to reflect

  1. juliet

    7 men is a lot Lynley, and how fortunate your family was that all returned although they must have been much changed. I like the reflective image.

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    1. ordinarygood Post author

      The 7 men were from several branches of our extended family tree but they must all have been altered by their experiences. One died shortly after his return to NZ.
      The light on the grassy rushes reflecting in that still water drew me to that photo Juliet. It was a nice place to spend some time on Anzac Day this year.

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