I was not born in this country. I do not know all its aches and pains, joys and triumphs... I have yet to understand what it fully means to be Australian. There's still a lot of things that I'm learning about this country that I now embrace as my home.
But, even though Australia has only considered me as one of its own a few years ago... I feel that it has loved and welcomed me. That is why I find it easy to love it back.
I appreciate its beauty. And, I recognise its complexities and issues. I'm honoured to be a part of its land and its people.
That is why I want to dedicate this post to those who fought in many wars for this country.
I may not have any family or friend who defended this land. But, I do appreciate the many Australians who offered their lives. Thank you.
- Those who wish to know what Anzac Day is - read this Wikipedia entry.