Sunday, November 11, 2007
Remembering not only those who died, but those who serve now. Australia's been fortunate to lose so few in Afghanistan and Iraq, but each wounding, each death is news, and important. And those sad coffins arrive in daylight, escorted with public honour and in the public eye. And then they go home to the families who will miss them always. There can't be many families who do not have, in living memory, at least one who went and did not return - a grandfather or father, uncle or brother, nephew or son; and in more recent times, daughter, mother, aunt, sister.
Lest we forget.