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Old 04-24-2012, 07:17 PM
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Lest We Forget. 25 April 1915

Remember the fallen diggers as we move towards a century since the Gallipoli landings.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:34 PM
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I watched in stunned silence a movie that was made about this event when I was attached to a unit of the ADF. I think it was called Gallipoli. The things a lot of us don't know about and the arrogance of some supposed leaders of men cannot be justified. My hats off to the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who fought in that battle. Thanks for reminding us Yanks of one of your important parts of your history.
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yes mate indeed, one Winstron Chrurchill in all of his arrogance was the driver for it.
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For those who don't know. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
Old 04-25-2012, 12:56 AM
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Went to dawn service at the sunshine coast. very good turn out and there was also a US marine there.

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Old 04-25-2012, 02:19 AM
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Darwin had about 400 US Marines march with our guys
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I feel that it is one of Australias most important days of rememberance I and get a bit emotional when hearing the stories of our soldiers who served our country in the many wars or our time. Its sad to see the dwindling numbers of older soldiers but great to see the younger generation marching with pride. Australia still has active members of our defense force overseas and we still have casualties so the day still has relevance today. And on a lesser note my 'Bombers' got beaten by 1 point today by the Magpies in the traditional Anzac day AFL match. 'Lest we foget'. Cheers Trent.
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Amen mate
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http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2...tm?site=darwin

Here are some photos from the local ABC out of Darwin ,, images from the Adelaide river war cemetery and the two up after at the ARSS club.

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He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the RSL,
Telling stories of the past.

Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies;
They were heroes, every one.

And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors
His tales became a joke,
All his mates listened quietly
For they knew where of he spoke.

But we'll hear his tales no longer,
For ol' Bob has passed away,
And the world's a little poorer
For a Soldier died today.

He won't be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife..
For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.

He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won't note his passing,
'Tho a Soldier died today.

When politicians leave this earth,
Their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing,
And proclaim that they were great.

Papers tell of their life stories
From the time that they were young
But the passing of a Soldier
Goes unnoticed, and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution
To the welfare of our land,
Some jerk who breaks his promise
And cons his fellow man?

Or the ordinary fellow
Who in times of war and strife,
Goes off to serve his country
And offers up his life?

The politician's stipend
And the style in which he lives,
Are often disproportionate,
To the service that he gives.

While the ordinary Soldier,
Who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal
And perhaps a pension, small.

It's so easy to forget them,
For it is so many times
That our Bobs and Jims and Johnnys,
Went to battle, but we know,

It is not the politicians
With their compromise and ploys,
Who won for us the freedom
That our country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger,
With your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out,
With his ever waffling stand?

Or would you want a Soldier
His home, his country, his kin,
Just a common Soldier,
Who would fight until the end.

He was just a common Soldier,
And his ranks are growing thin,
But his presence should remind us
We may need his like again.

For when countries are in conflict,
We find the Soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles
That the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honor
While he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage
At the ending of his days..

Perhaps just a simple headline
In the paper that might say:
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING,
A SOLDIER DIED TODAY.
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Great poem with a great message.
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A sharp Salute to those who have worn and those who continue to wear your uniform!
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man that is so moving, who wrote that ode?

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