Journal 11 July 2021
I am posting a few images of the Hellenic ANZAC Memorial as a tribute to all those cobber, Digger, mates, family and friends who have contributed to the memorial. I am pleased to say that I am halfway to reaching the fund raising target. I would like again to thank those who have contributed and have pledged their support.
Life is so short and as such we must make the most of it. Everyone individual and organisation that contributes will be acknowledged and their names added onto the marble stele.
Today we had a tiny shower of rain after weeks of extremely hot weather and I took a break from my chores just to take in the beauty of the HANZAC Memorial against a background of the mighty Taygetos mountain range. Some of my mates are in hospital, too ill to get out of bed, but I know that they have been following the progress of the memorial. A copy of the article may be downloaded by clicking on: HANZAC REVIEW 2021
Please note that the memorial is a combination of military, nations, civilians’ cultures, family, mankind’s achievements and of life itself. There is much symbolism embedded within the memorial. Symbolism which many would be familiar with. This symbolism will be explained in future posts. I would like to readers to know that developing this memorial is not without some sacrifices being made, nor has the journey always been a positive one.
However, those who know me well are aware that I am not one to give up when faced with challenges and adversities. My upbringing and military ethos has made me resilient, resourceful and with a ‘Duty First’ attitude. I thank everyone who has and to those who have pledged funds. I love you all in my own way. I am hoping that my flight is not delayed or cancelled. Mind you, I am not one to bitch and complain but I am so very homesick for Aussie.
Take care, stay the course, don’t give up, be of good cheer and fight the good fight. Peter.