‘This particular photograph is truly one of the most incredible examples of mateship I have ever seen. The photograph was taken at the Anzac Day March in London in 1919. An Australian soldier, who lost both his legs, being carried into Australia House by a comrade to obtain a position of vantage to view the Anzac Day March through the streets. In our political correct world, some believe the term ‘mateship’ should be changed to ‘friendship’. Every Australian should see this photograph and understand that to those Australians who have served their country in war, mateship meant everything. Lest We Forget. Photograph came from the Australian War Memorial. Image file number AWM H18643.’
Iowa truly is a down to earth type of state. Country is Iowa and Iowa is country. Farms with corn and bean fields as far as the eye can see. Some have told me it was a boring place to drive through on I80 but for me it has precious memories. The smell of fresh mowed hay and the feel of good ole Iowa dirt beneath the bare souls of the feet. I guess wherever one has been reared as a child holds precious memories but for me it is Iowa!