I was so honoured to sing today for our local RSL’s Vietnam Veterans Day service. On a cold Sunday afternoon, in 49km hour winds and trees threatening to drop more limbs around us, we gathered to remember.
A little gathering like this really puts things into perspective. While most of us were shivering and worried about our hair blowing around, there were 3 families in our midst who actually lost family members, killed in action in Vietnam. When I watched brothers, mother’s and widowed wives laying wrethes on the monument, I had tears in my eyes. It was so humbling and moving.
And when you recall the way in which our soldiers were ” welcomed” home, the appalling abuse they suffered, because of our Governments decision to join in the war, it makes days like this all the more special.