Remembrance Day

In memory of our fallen heroes:

It is the temper of the people that counts. It is the national spirit that wins; because it is prepared to endure any hardship and suffer any sacrifice rather than defeat.

Hence, whatever changes in methods of warfare have succeeded the old time practice, spirit and temper and national morale remain one of the chief factors in winning through to ultimate triumph. . . .

Australia’s record in this war is imperishable; for, as one English critic has put it, “they have given of their best manhood, they have given as freely of their money in every cause where appeal has been made, and they have crowned all with a universal sympathy that has no superior and few equals in the world to-day.”

All that is the spontaneous expression of our robust national spirit, deep-rooted in those abiding qualities which make a nation great, and whose greatness is best manifested in the hour of peril and danger. It is the call of duty; and where duty prompts, only the mildest reminder is needed to ensure the desired result.

The Ballarat Star, 1916

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.

– Laurence Binyon


  1. They were and are heroes, each and every one of them. Never must we take anything from them for what they sacrificed for us.

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