Today was spent photographing heroes. Real live heroes. The type that fought and survived and lived in terrible conditions and came within inches of their lives and watched their friends die and did it all for us. People they've never even met before. Meeting some of these service men and women today was awesome in every sense of the word.
One of the 95 year old men was telling me how he ran a 4km race last week to raise funds for a children's charity. He spoke English, French, Spanish and Arabic. He'd played hockey for Australia. Worked for the ABC... and the list went on! He's led one very interesting life.
Another gentleman, upon leaving, welled up when I gave him a hug and thanked him for his service. He tried to brush aside my thanks, like it was nothing. It was the start to a very emotional day. But these men and women left me feeling on top of the world when I left there. Thank goodness for selfless, brave people like them.
I can't post any pictures just yet. They will come in time. But I wanted to write these things down before the feeling of the day was dampened or softened.
Thank you again Veterans. You have made us all proud and we are abundantly grateful for this beautiful and free country we live in.