Rupert Mc Call, OAM
This poem has been commissioned by the Australian War Memorial as part of the commemoration of 100 years since that tragic day when Australian and New Zealand forces landed at a small bay (now known as Anzac Cove) on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. It will be recited at a couple of ANZAC day services today in my home town, Brisbane and then taught in Australian schools.
On this day we honour all the men and women who have participated in wars, conflicts and peacemaking operations around the world as well as those men and women still serving in the Defence Forces today.
Ceremonies are being held at war memorials throughout Australia and New Zealand and in places overseas where Aussies and Kiwis gather.
I remember my great-uncle Martin Murphy, who returned home from WW1 a very damaged man.
We will remember them