Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Lest We Forget

( Photo , Courtesy of the Internet)

Poppies in the field near Gallipoli      ANZAC Day, 25th April 2012.
Australian and New Zealand Army Corp

We honour all those who left their own  country, fought overseas, and those who did not return home.
We honour those here today, those who are not,and remember them all.
I look at the brave  men and women, standing, or sitting, at the Dawn Service at the Auckland War Memorial Museum this morning.
Lined faces, warm coats, and hats and scarves, walking sticks, some  men on  crutches, children, and grandchildren walking in with their families, some men and ladies  in wheelchairs, many with rows of medals,
the soldiers standing to attention at the base of the Cenotaph.
We remember.
The Last Post is played, and I am sure many tears flow.

The ANZAC dedication
For The Fallen
by Laurence Binyon
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,
We will remember them.

Words for ANZAC day .
Greetings to all from Jean.

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