The Australian War Memorial
Trip Start Jun 19, 2006
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One thing, I noticed while I was there, was my sense of pride at being an Australian. In all the fields of combat, we have acted with honour and for a cause that was just - possibly excluding the current Iraq engagement, though our troops have still acted as best they can, given the circumstances. On the other hand, amongst the pride, I struggled to reconcile the fact that everything I was seeing was related to death and killing
I can highly recommend the Australian War Memorial as an experience, if only as a reminder of the futility of War.
I also went to see some of Canberra's local bands at the ANU bar. The three bands that played were pretty average, but the atmosphere was quite good, as the bar was completely packed. When I used to live in Canberra and I went to see bands, I was always sure to run in to lots of people I knew. Last night, outside of the two people I arranged to go with, I knew no one. It's amazing what 6 years living in another city can do!