Lest We Forget

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gwargedd, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. Gwargedd

    Gwargedd Registered Member

    Today on the 25th April in Australia and New Zealand we celebrate Anzac Day. It is a day to remember the soliders who fought and those that lost their lives in battle for our freedom.

    Lest We Forget

    Shall we ever forget the day the boys marched away,
    to fight for their king and their home,
    with a smile on their lips and their faces aglow,
    and no thoughts of the days yet to come?

    Shall we ever forget thier whistle and shout,
    their songs and laughter and fun?
    to them twas a joke, and a spree and a lark
    till they came face to face with the Hun.

    Shall we ever forget how they took up their place
    In the trenches so muddy and cold.
    When "bully and biscuit" was "dinner and tea"
    Yet their spirits were still brave and bold

    Shall we ever forget when the news arrived home
    That a loved one had fallen out there?
    The sun seemed to set, the birds ceased to sing
    And the future seemed dark with dispair

    Shall we ever forget when peace was declared
    And the nation when mad with delight
    Yet for many twas sad: no homecoming for them
    Still they joined in the shouts with their might

    Shall we ever forget our glorious dead
    Who freely gave all they could give
    Now in marble and granite, still more in our hearts
    We will praise them as long as we live.

    A. N. Cole 1925

    Thankyou for fighting for our country and freedom. I will never forget what you have done for us.
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2010

  2. Xeilo

    Xeilo Registered Member V.I.P. Lifetime

    Just got back from our Dawn service, had a few drinks with the boys, and I am going to be watching my AFL game today, cause I follow the bombers :D.
  3. Gwargedd

    Gwargedd Registered Member

    I went to the dawn service overlooking the water at Greenwell Point. It was a nice service and the water was perfect. Not cold, not hot nice breeze. It amazed me the amount of babies and they all behaved no crying bar one which was good.

    Enjoy your day I'm off to play two up in a little while. Might have a nap first and sleep of the first couple of drinks.
  4. Impact

    Impact Registered Member V.I.P. Lifetime

    I really wanted to make a dawn service this year as it is going to be my last year in NZ for a while, but unfortunately I didn't wake up in time. Might make a service later today though.

    Gwargedd...are you an Aussie or Kiwi then?
  5. Gwargedd

    Gwargedd Registered Member

    Aussie, for some reason it won't show up my flag.
  6. Xeilo

    Xeilo Registered Member V.I.P. Lifetime

    PM Brix or something, he should be able to fix it.

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