Saturday, April 24, 2010

Lest We Forget

ANZAC Day, 25 April 2010

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

(A huge shout out to Ruth, my good friend, who has made the trek to Gallipoli, Turkey, for the ANZAC Day Service)


  1. Thats nice Kate. Ma

  2. thanks for the shout Kate. It was an amazing experience. So proud to be an Aussie amongst thousands of others who gathered at Gallipoli. It was a very tough couple of days both physically and mentally. I have learned so much about the past and about Turkey and the Turkish people. The general in charge of the troops at Gallipoli later became the first president and set up the republic of Turkey in 1924. Younger than Australia! xxxxRuth