I won’t be attending the dawn service today, but the Ode of Remembrance always bears repeating:
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them
This year is the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Sunda Strait. In addition to the general remembrance of the fallen, I raise a special salute to the HMAS Perth and the USS Houston: still on watch in Sunda Strait.