Anzac Day 2010

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 24, 2010 at 17:14
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On the eve of Anzac Day, 2010, I would like to take this opportunity to wish the many Veterans, and all present and former ADF members who frequent this site, a great day of rememberance tomorrow, with mateship's rekindled, as we turn our minds to the events the day will bring. I look forward to this day each year, catching up with mates and reigniting memories from many years ago.

I would like to share a poem with you, one I'd not seen before today.

Lest We Forget.

Fields of the Somme. ( by A.C. Jobbe )

A sunset glows over the sacrificial altar, over those fields of the Somme.

The air is still.

Yet, do the fields still retain the screams, the cries, the broken dreams of broken lives?

The ground is still.

The tremors of exploding shells that reaped young boys running from trenches echo in the silent grass.

The hearts are still.

Of those who came for valour but who, in an instant, tasted the battleground and sowed them with their souls.

And every day a sunset glows bright red.

The air is still. The ground is still. The hearts are still.

Another day, hushed,

remembers.


Fred. (R A N 65/71)




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Reply By: vk1dx - Saturday, Apr 24, 2010 at 17:21

Saturday, Apr 24, 2010 at 17:21
Thanks red A new one for me also.

Phil (SVN 70/71)
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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Saturday, Apr 24, 2010 at 17:32

Saturday, Apr 24, 2010 at 17:32
Cheers Phil. You stay well aye.
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Apr 24, 2010 at 17:46

Saturday, Apr 24, 2010 at 17:46
Fred,

I am warming my 2 Up arm up as I type LOL

Looking forward to attending the Services tomorrow in Chinchilla as I have not attended one here.


Cheers Kev

AASAM, Interfet, DFM

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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Saturday, Apr 24, 2010 at 18:02

Saturday, Apr 24, 2010 at 18:02
Have a good one mate. (look out Chinchilla).

Chasing the moths out of the bag of fruit tonight, and working on co-ordinating these 2 left feet.

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Reply By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Saturday, Apr 24, 2010 at 20:35

Saturday, Apr 24, 2010 at 20:35
Lest we forget..

Lance RAN 67/73
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Follow Up By: Fred G NSW - Saturday, Apr 24, 2010 at 20:57

Saturday, Apr 24, 2010 at 20:57
Bravo Zulu Lance......

Lest we forget.

Fred.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Saturday, Apr 24, 2010 at 21:27

Saturday, Apr 24, 2010 at 21:27
And may we all give a thought of rememberance to a deceased member of EO.
Jeff H from Bundaberg, Qld, and If Liz see's this , we are thinking of you and your loss.

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Jeff passed away last year, I know he was doing it tough ,

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