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There was once an Emperor from China who had no children and needed to choose a successor.

Thousands of children from across the kingdom came to the palace and were surprised when the Emperor exclaimed that he was going to choose one of them.  He gave them all a seed.  They were to go home to their villages, plant the seed in a pot and tend it for a year.  When they return in a year, the Emperor would judge their efforts and choose his successor.

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April 25 is a significant day on the Australian calendar.  While we celebrate January 26 as Australia Day, April 25 (known as Anzac Day) is in many ways a reflection of when we came of age as a nation. 

For those who don’t know, Anzac stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps and on April 25, 1915, the Anzacs landed at the hostile beach of Gallipoli for an eight month campaign that ultimately proved fruitless.  Despite the loss, the characteristics displayed by our troops have become part of our folklore.

What can we learn from our Anzacs?

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