It is ANZAC today, ANZAC Day is big in Australia and New Zealand as we remember the men and woman who lost their lives in the first world war. I ask our Australian Users to give a one minute silence to remember them.
By: D. Hunter (A veteran of Shaggy Ridge with the 2/12 Battalion in WW2)
I saw a kid marchin’ with medals on his chest.
He marched alongside Diggers marching six abreast.
He knew that it was ANZAC Day - he walked along with pride.
He did his best to keep in step with the Diggers by his side.
And when the march was over the kid was rather tired.
A Digger said “Whose medals, son?” to which the kid replied:
“They belong to daddy, but he did not come back.
He died up in New Guinea on a lonely jungle track”.
The kid looked rather sad …
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