Thursday, April 25, 2013

Anzac Day 2013

This Anzac day I was working in the hospital. A number of my patients are veterans. It makes the day mean more when you are faced with real faces, real men who have fought for our country and lost friends and family members while doing so. 

I'd like to think that I tried to give a little more of myself as a nurse today. That I tried to show these veterans a little bit more of my time and respect. That I saved my fast and busy pace for walking the corridors between their rooms. That I tried to look like I had all the time in the world to stop and talk and reassure while actually standing next to them. As they stood next to one another all those years ago so that we could be safe and free today.
Lest We Forget

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.

(Byron spent the day at home with the kids and brought them to the Anzac ceremony in our local town. Rhiannon took and edited this photo and put it up on instagram. I thought it was a lovely image so I've "borrowed" it to share with you here)

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