View Full Version : Have a good ANZAC day, to those who celebrate it

Sin Studly
04-24-2006, 12:30 PM

"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 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 lying in our bosom and are in peace. Having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well." - Khamal Mustafa Ataturk


"And the band played Waltzing Matilda
As we sailed away from the quay
And amidst all the tears and the shouts and the cheers
We sailed off to Gallipoli

And the band played Waltzing Matilda
As we stopped to bury our slain
We buried ours and the Turks buried theirs
Then we started all over again

And the band played Waltzing Matilda
As they carried us down the gangway
But nobody cheered, they just stood and stared
Then turned all their faces away" - 'And the Band Played Walzing Matilda'


"I crouched in a shallow trench on that hell of exposed beaches... steeply rising foothills bare of cover... a landscape pockmarked with war’s inevitable litter... piles of stores... equipment... ammunition... and the weird contortions of death sculptured in Australian flesh... I saw the going down of the sun on that first ANZAC Day... the chaotic maelstrom of Australia’s blooding.

I fought in the frozen mud of the Somme... in a blazing destroyer exploding on the North Sea... I fought on the perimeter at Tobruk... crashed in the flaming wreckage of a fighter in New Guinea... lived with the damned in the place cursed with the name Changi.

I was your mate... the kid across the street... the med. student at graduation... the mechanic in the corner garage... the baker who brought you bread... the gardener who cut your lawn... the clerk who sent your phone bill.

I was an Army private... a Naval commander... an Air Force bombardier. no man knows me... no name marks my tomb, for I am every Australian serviceman... I am the Unknown Soldier." - Words of the Unknown Soldier


"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." - 'To the Fallen', fourth stanza

Lest we forget.

The Last Post (http://s49.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1LVBYK2LFKU361Y7FNTGYC6YMA)

And the band played Waltzing Matilda (http://beta.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=1D32066B40F0DBA4)

I was only nineteen (http://s49.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=26BDCRFXTQRXT2KC5RXSTJVXFN)

04-24-2006, 12:32 PM
When are you gonna come here to celebrate it? I was waiting for you desperately this year. :(

Sin Studly
04-24-2006, 12:33 PM
I'll be there before the Lone Pine dies, for sure.

04-24-2006, 08:38 PM
Can I congritulate you?

Sin Studly
04-24-2006, 08:48 PM
Not me, I didn't do anything. Save your respect for the dead.

04-24-2006, 09:08 PM
I think I haven't so much respect. Because I know about this event very little.:(:(:(