Today is the second anniversary of the terrible tragedy in Bali, where 202 people were killed.
I was watching Sky News this morning when I noticed an old familiar face- Damian Squire and his girlfriend have returned to Bali to commemorate those that died.
Damian Squire is a stalwart player of the Sturt Football Club. Sturt players were in Bali on that fateful night celebrating their Premiership win, and the bombing killed Josh Deegan, a player in the reserves team, and Bob Marshall, former player and was a team trainer. The joy of a group of young men celebrating their club’s first triumph for 26 years was turned to sorrow all too quickly.
For me, as a ordinary member of Sturt FC, that was very hard to take.
It is hard to say that justice has been done to the criminals who did this; some have been arrested, but others are at large, and they pose a continuing menace to both Australia and Indonesia.
But for me, this is a sad day, and one that I will never forget. For the survivors, wounds heal, but the memories remain. For the dead, may they rest in peace. And may the guilty rot!