Sunday, 24 April 2011

Weekly Photo - 25/04/2011 "Lest We Forget"

I know I said in the last post that I wouldn't be making a post this week however with today, ANZAC Day, being such an important date in the Australian calender how could I not find a way to post about it! I could go on telling you stories of how I climbed a coconut tree to get internet reception on my 3G Modem or how I swam the 246km from the small island of Uepi back to the capitol of the Solomon Islands, Honiara, to get on a computer at a net cafe.  But no I just typed this on the 19th and it was automatically posted... How easy :D

EDIT: Well that was the theory, in practise Blogspot is a terrible host so when I got on today with some limited internet here and it turns out it wasn't automatically posted... So instead of being posted at sunrise, you get it at sunset.

I leave you with the "Ode of Remembrance" taken from Laurence Binyon's poem "For the Fallen", which was first published in The Times (UK) in September 1914.

"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."
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The Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance photographed on Portia 160VC Film

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