ANZAC Day

It’s ANZAC Day here, for us Aussies and Kiwis it is a special day when we remember those lost at Gallipoli.  My Grandfather was in the war, I’m pretty sure he wasn’t at Gallipoli, but I have his medals and they do mean something to me.

I don’t know what he saw, did or endured through the war, but his medals remind me that no matter what your views may be, we should respect those who serve their country, and that we (Australia) ARE a lucky country.

Pa Georges' Medals

If you are not familiar with the song “And the Band played Waltzing Matilda” written by Eric Bogle, please, if you can, take the time to listen to it (there are lots of versions on youtube, but sadly I can’t find my favourite commercial release of it).  It always brings chills to me and never fails to make me cry.  I know a lot of people will be listening or singing today, me included.

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ANZAC

You fought, killed and died
far away from your home
in the sand, blood and mud
with your mates, and alone
the least I can do
on this ANZAC day
is stop and remember
honoured ANZACS, G’day

© ceenoa 25/4/2014