Saturday, November 7, 2009

"The Price of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance"*





This week's theme is Veterans/Military.

This Memorial Hall is run by the local Returned and Services League in Unly (Adelaide).  The Returned and Services League, aka RSL, is located throughout Australia.  Founded in 1916, it is the result of the solidarity shown by the servicemen for their mates during and after the 1914-1918 war.  The organization was originally known as the Returned Sailors Imperial League of Australia, but in 1990 the name changed to Returned & Services League of Australia. Overtime the name may have evolved, however, the philosophy remains the same  and the RSL "...exists to ensure that programs are in place for the well-being, care, compensation and commemoration of serving and ex-service Defence Force members and their dependants; and promote Government and community awareness of the need for a secure, stable and progressive Australia." (http://www.servingthenation.info/rsl01.html).
This week the RSL, like its many comrades worldwide, will be very busy here in Australia with Remembrance Day activities.

*The title of the post is the RSL motto

6 comments:

  1. love your title...something to remind ourselves always.

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  2. Your photo share is quite moving to the soul.

    One of MY favorite Veterans is on my post this week. Come see him if you have some time.
    Click Here

    Ooorah!

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  3. Its good to look back of what our heroes have done to defend and liberate us.

    Take a look at my HERO

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  4. Hi Maya, wonderful photo and a great choice for this week's theme. I really like your title too. Vigilence in ensuring that our veterans are well taken care of for all that they have given to their countries. This Memorial Hall sounds like a wonderful program.

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend!

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  5. Wonderful tribute to this week's theme!

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  6. Excellent post for this week's theme. I like how you choose the theme. It is also interesting to know more about the RSL. It sounds somewhat like the American Legion here in the US which also evolved out of WWI.

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