Anzac Day - Lest We Forget!

They were young
Eager and keen to serve their country.
The hype …
The razzamataz …
The pomp and ceremony.
Knit socks for the boys,
Bake biscuits and cakes
Hold dances to farewell
Say prayers for their sake!

They were so young
Eager and brave
Proud to dress in khaki
to go to war for you and for me.

But the glory soon died
along with our boys
as they were thrust into war
miles from our shores

For those who came back
Each year a thank you we say
as they march on in glory
on this our Anzac Day.

For those who did not
we remember them still
For whatever transpires we must and always will
Remember them!

Lest we Forget!

© Beverley Woodman 25/4/2010

Anzac Day - Lest We Forget!

Bev Woodman

Joined April 2008

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On this our ANZAC Day this is my dedication to the many who served our great country so that we can live the lives we enjoy today … may we never forget their sacrifices. So many returned but too many didn’t. Reading through the newspaper articles for the Hawkesbury River region of NSW Australia in the publication “Hawkesbury Heroes Vol 1 & 2” by Rod & Wendy Gow & Val Birch, you can feel the pride, the excitement and joy of the young sons enlisting to serve their country but as the stories unwind you then read the other side of the story … the deaths, the injuries sprinkled with the excitement of those who returned … but there is always the pride and gratitude for the huge sacrifices made … May we NEVER forget!! The time may lengthen but the gratitude grows and lingers forever for those who served in past, present and future wars!

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