Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Anzac Day 2017


“Those heroes that shed their blood
And lost their lives.
You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country.
Therefore, rest in peace.
There is no difference between the Johnnies
And the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side
Here in this country of ours,
You, the mothers,
Who sent their sons from far away countries
Wipe away your tears,
Your sons are now lying in our bosom
And are in peace
After having lost their lives on this land they have
Become our sons as well”.

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk - 1934




6 comments:

  1. I have never heard that before how lovely ......

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  2. Nicely said...Lest we forget.

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  3. Powerful sentiment. Thanks Pip.

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  4. I recognize the "poppy" but what is the meaning of the rosemary, and the cookies?

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  5. I've not read that poem before, Pip. It would have been so hard for mothers to lose their sons and in a place so far away from home. Meg

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