celebrating ANZAC day & peacePosted: April 25, 2013
Today is a very important day for both Australians and Kiwis. It is a day that both countries remember the people served and who lost their lives in conflicts around the world.
To some it might seem that the quote I chose to superimpose on the photo of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra is not supportive of soldiers. In fact I do support the soldiers and their families since they made the ultimate sacrifice. What I don’t always support are the people in power who put them into harms way (especially when the reason for war is unfounded – I’m looking at you Mr. Bush…).
Either way, whether or not violence itself leads to a peaceful resolution isn’t what I’m arguing. I’m proposing that in the moments where peace actually comes into existence is when an understanding is reached between two parties. I also believe that peace can be maintained and violence prevented if we were open to having a greater understanding of both the differences and similarities between all peoples of this world. On a day like this I not only remember the soldiers that have lost their lives, but the countless innocent civilians who undoubtedly are killed in the crossfire.