Monday, August 17, 2009

In memory of those who died


We remember the young Australian men and women and Papua New Guinea friends who died in the air crash on unforgiving terrain on Kokoda Track on 11 August 2009.

They came like so many others to honour the memories of Australian soldiers who sacrificed their youth and their lives in this and other wars.

 In so many ways, they were like the Australian men who enlisted from 1939.

They came from same families, work groups, towns, schools and football teams and went to war as a group of mates.

Women died in war too.

 This group of trekkers like so many others was a family and work group affair.

This makes loss so much harder to bear.

 They will not be forgotten.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, let us remember them too.

They are the children and grand-children of World War 2.

Our sincere condolences are offered to the families who have suffered this loss.

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