Thursday, August 24, 2006

For Service.


One of these arrived certified mail the other day.

The Australian Defence Medal.

A great many ex-servicemen (and women) will receive this medal 'for service'.

I, and I think most like me appreciate the gesture from the country that this represents. Just as a sincere 'Thank You' counts for a lot if you help someone out (and you don't lend a helping hand in expectation of reward, but because you believe it's the right thing to do), this was unexpected, but is greatly appreciated. (It's a recently introduced medal, and wasn't around when I was in the RAAF, 'way back when').

So, Thank You Australia.

1 Comments:

Blogger pumuckl said...

congratulations!

u can be proud - both of urself and of Australia

as u say, those gestures mean a lot.

Friday, September 01, 2006 1:30:00 am  

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