Gallipoli

2006Laurie

People will gather early Anzac Day to remember and commemorate the supreme sacrifice of service men and women made during World War One and all those who have served in a war and peace keeping

Soldiers landed on the shores of Gallipoli with huge loss of life fighting bravely in horrible conditions. Death pain and suffering was enormous. Many went on to serve in France over a three year period

In the early morning light as the sun rises services of remembrance are held at statues, memorial gardens and cenotaphs

A hushed crowd stand as hymns are sung, prayers said and laying of wreaths by dignitaries.

A sombre sound of a bugler playing The Last Post and The Ode is recited

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,

Age shall not weary them, nor do the years condemn,

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.    

                                               Laurance Binyon

Sadly peace does not prevail in a troubled world where there is greed, selfishness and injustice.

Pray for peace and compassion in our world.

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