with an hour and a half to go before the 11th of the 11th...Australia remembers today the sacrifice of 60 thousand Aussie battlers who died on foreign soil. 100 years ago today the armistice was signed that ended the war to end all wars. Celebrations began in Sydney on the 8th as the Germans were being pushed back and winter was beginning to set in...news of the Germans making overtures for an armistice filtered back to Australia...So many Australians signing up for a war on the other side of the world...thousands would never see their island home again. So too we remember the sacrifice of thousands of animals, most Australian horses known as walers, as this breed came from New South Wales. Fast and with heavy endurance, these animals rushed the enemy with the same courage as their riders only to be cut down. We will miss them...we will remember them.