Soldiers from various countries will of course have different reasons for their patriotic attachment and different viewpoints about what makes them proud to serve their nation. Mine happens to be the Anzac spirit, the legend that helped to forge Australia’s national identity as it is today.
The Anzac Legend lives on in the soul of this country that I call home. It is invoked in the spirit of the Australian population during times of hardships and natural disaster when we come together, we unselfishly support or provide help to those in need, not just for Australia but for others around the world in times of need.
I think what sums it up best is already written on a small piece of paper pinned next to the computer I am writing this on. An army pamphlet with a message true to the heart of most digger’s I have ever worked with.