Friday, April 25, 2008

Lest we forget ...

"Those heroes that shed their blood
And lost their lives ...
You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country.
Therefore rest in peace.
There is no difference between the Johnnies
And the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side
Here in this country of ours ...
You the mothers
Who sent their sons from far away countries
Wipe away your tears.
Your sons are now living in our bosom
And are in peace.
Having lost their lives on this land they have
Become our sons as well."
Ataturk 1934

I was lucky enough to spend ANZAC day 2001 in Gallipoli at ANZAC Cove - what an amazing experience, something I will never forget ...

3 comments:

Angel Gurl said...

This was read out at the dawn ceremony in welly this morning. A very humbling and amazing experience Mich to spend ANZAC Day there.

mummymoo said...

OMG I got goose bumps reading that, wow to have spend an ANZAC day there that must have been so moving - love the photos !!

Mrs Frizz said...

Wow, that was pretty moving ... and brought a few tears ... thank you for sharing.