Today is Anzac Day and we remember all those who bravely served their country in the World War 1. Although I usually associate Anzac Day with the WW1 thanks to the events at Gallipoli, I think I’m correct in saying Anzac Day now commemorates all those who have served their country in all the various armed conflicts we have found ourselves in.
Now I’m not what you would call a devotee to the History Channel but I do enjoy my documentaries and on the History Channel they often show something on WW1 or WW2. One thing that always strikes me is how savage the conflict was, and the sheer courage of the young men who were involved in the battles. How they were able to even function in the conditions they found themselves in with carnage going on all around them, all for the service of their country and the greater good is something I hope I never have to personally have to find out.
Maybe WW1 and WW2 were more clear cut and the lines between which side was ‘good’ and ‘bad’ was more well defined. And I guess the reasons the countries were at war were easier to fathom as well. Perhaps it’s a sign of the times or people are just less trusting of the powers in charge, but who knows why we really go to war these days.
Anyway, today we should offer up our prayers for those who gave their lives for their country, and continually pray for peace in our world.