Yesterday, I found these online
Proving that I don’t always use the internet to source fart jokes and fail videosShowImage.asp
They are, for want of a better term, the military ‘sign up’ papers for my Pop and his brother Percy
The actual forms they filled in when they joined the army (Pop) and the navy (Percy)
I will never not be amazed that technology allows me to just to click a few keys on a computer….and things like this show up

They’re an interesting part of our family history, and I was pretty stoked to find them

While this year will be the first time my family won’t be taking Pop to the ANZAC DAY march

We all WILL be thinking of him, and missing him just that little bit more this ANZAC Day, our first without him
I know that I think of him, every time I look at my bracelet and see my slouch hat charm


This ANZAC Day, there are so many people who’ll be thinking of, and missing someone they love


And so many thousands more people, all over this country, will be honoring those who have sacrificed, and continue to sacrifice, so that we can have the lives we are so lucky to have

ANZAC DAY is a huge event here in Australia and of course New Zealand
It envelopes the country with a sense of pride and brings out a an overwhelming show of respect to our military, past and present
As it should

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







After getting home from last night’s show at 3am, Mum and I had just enough time to get changed and head to the Dawn Service.
It was an emotional one, but I’m so glad we got there

memorial day

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May.Formerly known as Decoration Day, which was first recorded to have been observed by Freedmen (freed enslaved southern blacks) in Charleston, South Carolina in 1865, at the Washington Race Course, to remember the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. Today, what is now known as Memorial Day, is a day of reflection and recognition of ordinary people who sometimes visit cemeteries and graves to honor their deceased relatives while also commemorating all U.S. Service Members who died while in military service.

In Australia we call it A.N.Z.A.C. day

But no matter where you live

Or where you’re from

Whether you have any loved ones, family or friends in the military

Days like Memorial Day should always be respected, observed and honored

We get to do what ever we want in our day to day lives

Because somewhere, someone else is putting their lives at risk, to make sure are lives are exactly what they are

Ful of choices, freedoms and all the things that all of us at some point, will take for granted

So many people who choose to make the military their world

Don’t ever get the choices and freedoms we get

Many, don’t ever get to come home at all

On days like today, there could never be enough words to truly convey how grateful we should be to all the men and women who risk everything, so that we can have everything

We can start with thank you

So today, and every day