ANZAC Day

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
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.
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For international readers that are unaware – ANZAC Day is the most solemn of our public holidays.
Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War, at Gallipoli in Turkey.  The acronym ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, whose soldiers were known as Anzacs.  Commemorative services are held at dawn, the time of the original landing, mainly at war memorials in cities and towns across both nations.
On this day we reflect on the futility of war and remember those who fought and lost their lives for their country.

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