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    Remembrance Day

    Sunday is Remembrance Day in UK - held on the Sunday nearest to November 11th, the date of the Armistice that ended WWI.

    I am no subscriber to the "glory" of war, but this is not that; this is in memory of all that have given their lives, been maimed, lost loved ones or become refugees, in all tragic conflicts throughout the world in all ages.

    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.

    There are some that argue the ethics of remembrance but that freedom to argue is given by the sacrifices of others - some heroes, some just doing their bit.

    For your tomorrow we gave our today


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    The men of the Sporting Battalion who enlisted and never came home, thank you!

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    Lest we forget. In Australia remembrance day this year was especially important as it was also the centenary of the battle of bersheeba. The last cavalry charge in the history of warfare. This battle involved the Australian light horse and Turkish infantry. Many of the Australian horsemen came from our district and yesterday my daughter and myself went to see a reenactment at the local showground.
    The horses used are an Australian breed known as walers and are still bred today. Mainly they are a saddle horse but a large enough to also be used as pack horses or even put into harness if required.

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