Pause and Reflect

April 2024


Last week we were at the National Anzac Centre which is set within the Albany Heritage Park. It was a thought provoking and solemn place – an incredible tribute to our service men & women, many who made the ultimate sacrifice. Found this beautiful plaque in the Heritage Rose Garden:
Pause and Reflect
This memorial garden is dedicated to the strength and courage of Women in Wartime.
The women who served,
The women who nursed,
And the women who remained at home and waited.
They bore the long and terrible years of uncertainty and grief.
They took up the baton passed by their men away at war and shouldered the load,
Both in the work place and at home.
They then cared for the damaged minds and bodies of those who returned.
In this peaceful place take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices of the heroes
Of the other side of war,
The Women of War.
Pause and Reflect in Peace.