WWI – Anzac Day

poppy day

So soon it is Anzac day which is a big deal in New Zealand and Australia, its a day of commemoration and solidarity to honor those who fought in WWI. I think WWII sort of overshadows WWI in a way, i mean, don’t get me wrong, WWII was horrendously savage, unthinkable glory, bravery and heroism of course but these stories of WWI are just, something else. Someone expressed to me the other day that their great great Grandfather fought in the war and that somehow, down the grape vine he had heard the stories of a certain march. He had told me that due to the rain and mush, the long fields that the allies had to track across to reach the enemy had become a death trap, like a quick-sand sort of thing. This wasn’t helped by the weight of their uniforms and weapons, causing some of them in the rush, to become stuck and slowly sink causing horrible deaths. The most haunting being that after most of them made it across, and been in a 3-day firefight and forced to retreat back to their previous area could see men, sunk up to their lips, still alive, gone insane.

That story really stays with me, the horror, its unimaginable. To donate to the RSA to help those brave men and woman fighting now and those who still need help from fighting in the past, click the attached photo, or purchase a poppy to show your support.

I promise not all posts will be this depressing, just thought it was fitting due to ANZAC day being so close.

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Introduction – this is me.

Howdy. So ill keep this short because most of what can be learned about me is on my about me page.  For a refresher for you new kids heres some quick fire facts about myself.

  • 18 years old
  • Live in New Zealand
  • Slightly above average height
  • Blue eyes
  • Average intelligence
  • Married with 5 kids
  • (Just kidding)
  • From a rich fancy pants family
  • Not a rich fancy pants kid
  • Okay just kidding i am
  • But seriously i’m not

All jokes aside. Im just your average typical 18 year old that decided to make a site dedicated to reviewing the good in this world. Reviewing the ‘antivirus‘ if you will. The good, the right, the pure. I don’t know, i just think some of the good that goes on in this little world is gone unnoticed or unacknowledged and personally, i think thats more wrong than the evil they are fighting. Reminds me of that quote:

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”              

                            -Edmund Burke

Stay tuned, more is coming…