Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Anzac Day

Here in Australia the 25th of April is a celebration and remembrance of those who have fought and died 
to defend our country.  

Today I attended the dawn service. I love going because it is something small that I can do to show
the respect and admiration I have for those who have allowed me to have the freedom I do. 

During most services someone will recite the fourth stanza of Laurence Binyon's poem,
'For the Fallen', which says:

" 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."

I have always loved this poem. It is just a simple way of expressing our respect for the fallen.

Lest We Forget

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1 comment:

Kylie said...

What a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing a bit of your culture :)

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