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Who knew about ANZAC day??

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“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 lying in our bosom And are in peace After having lost their lives on this land they have Become our sons as well.”[

It just goes to show how blogging can be such a rewarding personal experience.  I was “followed” today by http://en.gravatar.com/turkischland.  I always check out who is following me, and I found a very interesting and informative article about ANZAC day.  This holiday reminds me of our Veteran’s Day, but I never knew it existed.  Thank you for broadening my horizons.  What I especially appreciate about the holiday is how the Turkish show their appreciation to the Australian and New Zealand citizens for what they sacrificed.  The quote that I started this blog with is inscribed on a Turkish memorial as well as one in New Zealand.  Appreciation.  Respect.  I’m back on my soapbox about long-lost values.

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One thought on “Who knew about ANZAC day??

  1. Rosamond on said:

    I know about this because i spent a lot of time in Turkey. I also have a great uncle who is buried in Gallapoli. It is a special place and so much respect and care is given.
    Good post! 🙂

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