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Forum topic by robscastle posted 04-25-2018 03:22 AM 1390 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-25-2018 03:22 AM

Today the 25 April is a public holiday known as ANZAC Day
Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.
Although defined as Army all Armed and Service units of the defence force attend.

Its to remember the fallen who lives were given to allow us to live in the lifestyle we have now.

Hence the term Lest We Forget.

It it also used to recognise current serving members and those about to serve.

For me and my family its a refelection on lost loved ones
In our case my eldest brother David

A member of 9RAR Support Coy.

Thanks for looking, and,

Lest We Forget.

After checking all the fine comment replies I was looking at some old pictures and found one of myself.
So I thought I would post it as a historical aspect.

Possibly at Holsworthy somewhere around 1976

-- Regards Robert


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#1 posted 04-25-2018 03:52 AM

Those things are forgotten too often, Rob. Thanks for sharing.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 04-25-2018 03:57 AM

Lest we forget…..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#3 posted 04-25-2018 04:02 AM

Great post Rob

LEST WE FORGET

I picked some Rosemary from the Mrs herb garden early this morning to wear about for the day.

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#4 posted 04-25-2018 04:18 AM

Happy ANZAC Day!

Thank you for the information…

The picture of your brother, David sure doesn’t look 22 years of age…!!

Have a nice holiday…

Take care…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 04-25-2018 04:39 AM

I have walked through the Valley of the Shadow of Death,
Past the twin pillars of fire at the Gates of Hell, and descended into the depths of the Abyss with my comrades.
There we have done battle with the Furies. Some have fallen.
Words cannot express what it is like to hold a comrade in your arms, hear him call for his Mother, pray with him that God will take away the pain, and listen as he begs you to take him home because he is cold.
Nor can words convey the emotions you experience as you watch the last breath of life leave the body, see the eyes go cold and gray, then feel the gentle whisper of the wind as the spirit departs the body.
I have avenged my fallen comrades. The enemy has known the vicious taste of my wrath and experienced true fear. They have learned I will show no mercy. But it did not bring my comrades back.
My experience has taught me two lessons; the first is that life is short and should be enjoyed; the second is that Freedom is not free.
It is paid for with blood by those who stand on the line and say nothing crosses me on my watch. If you want past me you must go through me and I will not go quietly into the night.
All have given some, some have given all.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 04-25-2018 04:44 AM

Thank God for you. It brings tears to my eyes.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#7 posted 04-25-2018 05:09 AM



I have walked through the Valley of the Shadow of Death,
Past the twin pillars of fire at the Gates of Hell, and descended into the depths of the Abyss with my comrades.
There we have done battle with the Furies. Some have fallen.
Words cannot express what it is like to hold a comrade in your arms, hear him call for his Mother, pray with him that God will take away the pain, and listen as he begs you to take him home because he is cold.
Nor can words convey the emotions you experience as you watch the last breath of life leave the body, see the eyes go cold and gray, then feel the gentle whisper of the wind as the spirit departs the body.
I have avenged my fallen comrades. The enemy has known the vicious taste of my wrath and experienced true fear. They have learned I will show no mercy. But it did not bring my comrades back.
My experience has taught me two lessons; the first is that life is short and should be enjoyed; the second is that Freedom is not free.
It is paid for with blood by those who stand on the line and say nothing crosses me on my watch. If you want past me you must go through me and I will not go quietly into the night.
All have given some, some have given all.

- woodbutcherbynight

Yep… brought TEARS to my eyes too!

Very TOUCHING comments!

Was that from WWII?

Thank you very much…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#8 posted 04-25-2018 05:12 AM

God bless those that serve and those that love them!

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#9 posted 04-25-2018 05:56 AM

As you said Rob ”Lest We Forget”!... Unfortunately, if only less would forget and acknowledge and honor their contributions!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#10 posted 04-25-2018 06:39 AM

(((Rob)))

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 04-25-2018 07:47 AM

Well done Rob upon honouring your brothers sacrifice, thank you.

We have the freedom we enjoy here in Australia and across many countries because of that supreme safricice of so many, way too many.

Early last year we only found out through a cousins research that our great grandfather was killed on the western front; he’d joined up with his two sons. He was only 40 and a good number of the cousins attended the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on the 21th of October last year to add a “poppy” in the Wall of Remembrance for Harry Fourro; 100 years to the day.

Meanwhile in the same area his future son-in-law [my grandfather] was awarded the “Military Medal” for “Gallantry Under Fire”.

A our local Dawn Service we had something like a 1000 folk turn out and the Salvo Buglers were superb; when I first started attending 30-35yrs ago we’d have been lucky to have 30-40 people with an awful portable cassette player for the “Last Post”.

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM, LEST WE FORGET.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#12 posted 04-25-2018 11:14 AM

Thank you all!

-- Regards Robert

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#13 posted 04-27-2018 11:27 PM

Lets we forget…........Nice words, Gunny.
Freedom is not free and easily taken away if we are not vigilant!

Jim

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#14 posted 04-27-2018 11:36 PM

Ne obliviscamur.

-- A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown

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#15 posted 04-28-2018 01:10 AM

There is little I can contribute to this forum. Viet Nam 1970. 23 years in the U.S. ARMY, my gift to the people of the world.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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