Kylea shares her week on the campaign trail
Week 31: Thinking of our Anzacs and those affected by war
Many of the men and women across multiple generations of my family have served in the armed forces, or been impacted by war.
My great grandfather took several years to return from France following the end of WWI. When he finally did, the only way he could explain it to his family was that he had to stay on to help rebuild the community. It was the only way he could make any sense of his experiences.
In World War II more members of my family fought: they were Rats of Tobruk, members of the Light Horse Brigade, spotters for the Infantry in the Pacific, and stood in Darwin when that city came under attack. Then came the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, the War in Afghanistan and on and on it goes. In each generation, young men and women have answered the call to fight for what we believe in. Many have paid the ultimate price.
This weekend, we commemorate our Anzacs, who so bravely served our nation. I also think of others who are currently affected by war, including the five million people who have fled Ukraine.
As Australia heads towards our next chapter, I hope that we can honour those who have sacrificed so much for us by continuing to build on their achievements as a community, towards a better future. Have a safe long weekend, North Sydney. I look forward to seeing you on the campaign trail.
My week from left to right: Checking out the training facilities for the Chatswood Rangers Netball & Football club, running into a tattooed friend (look closer) in Lane Cove Plaza, visiting the residents of Windsor Gardens Retirement Village, and visiting the AEC for the ballet draw!
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