Every 25th of April we remember those normal, average blokes that travelled far from New Zealand and Australia to the shores of Gallipoli. Some barely made it to the shore line, whereas others lived through the war and continued to live a life post war. Despite how long each of these men lived, they are all heroes.
Today, I and hopefully many others, see war as a horrific battle that causes more harm than good. It kills innocent lives of those who have stepped up to the challenge to become a solider and go to war. However, back when the country was recruiting troops for the war, war was glorified. The citizens were told that going to war would make you a man; it would be exciting and a challenge!! This misguidance led many to their deaths in muddy trenches and days in the line of constant fire.
It’s upsetting to think that soldiers from all countries are still being sent off to fight for wars that should not be occurring in our society. People are handed a gun, trained how to use it and sent to kill people who they've never met before, who are probably just as scared. When will it be enough to put down all guns for good and stop the pointless actions of war?
So, thank you ANZACs and all those who still continue to fight in wars for our freedom and the protection of those who deserve it.
At the going down of the sun, We Will Remember Them.