Lest We Forget


April 25th – Anzac Day.  This is the anniversary of the day in 1915 that soldiers from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed at Gallipoli in their first major military action of World War I.

Since the earliest memorial services following World War I, Anzac Day has become a day to commemorate the service of all Australian and New Zealand military personnel.

Anzac DayThere are very few families in this country who have not been touched in some way by the military conflicts of the past 99 years.

2 thoughts on “Lest We Forget

  1. My grandfather was in Flanders during WWII. I am reminded of John McCrae’s poem
    In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place: and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.
    We are the Dead.
    Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields.
    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.
    John McCrae (1872–1918)

  2. A beautiful sentiment.

    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die

    This is what we should all remember. Thank you for posting it.

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