The Diggers we choose to forget

18 Nov 2011


Why commemorate wars past if troops of today end up ignored?

ACROSS our nation today Australians will pause to commemorate a war that began before the vast majority of us were alive and ended with the deaths of 60,000 Australian soldiers. Our leaders will make speeches echoing honour and sacrifice, school captains will lay wreaths, and trumpeted reveilles will puncture a minutes silence. But what is the point of all this national emotional investment in commemoration?

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