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Anzac Day 2018

April 25, 2018

Anzac Day is on the 25th of April each year and is probably one of Australia’s most important occasion as  it marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.  ANZAC stands for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps and soldiers in those forces became known as the ANZACS.

People in many countries wear the flower, the red poppy, to remember those who died in war or are still serving in a war to this day.  Each year in Australia and New Zealand thousands of men, women and children watch the parades in the streets or on television to honour these brave men who lost their life fighting for their country.  ANZAC day is a very emotional day for both the people marching in the parade and also the people who come to watch this event …

 

ANZAC DAY 2018

An everlasting scene is cast
And a memory will forever last
As a mother waves her son goodbye
Not knowing if he will live or die

Her only son is going to war
His ship is sailing to a distant shore
A brave young soldier marches in-line
Young in years and in his prime

The heartache of being miles apart
Sadness and fear always in her heart
Not knowing when this war would end
To be apart from her son and friend

Days and months would pass on by
So many days she would sit and cry
Sleepless nights would be spent alone
Longing for her son to come home

Only to be woken in the dead of night
Sensing something is not quite right
To see a stranger at her front door
To say her son would return no more

Lest We Forget

 

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