Friday, April 24, 2015

If you do not know...

...why  thousands of Australians and New Zealanders , young and old, will be getting up at dawn tomorrow morning, then you must find out.

This is a day that never goes uncommemorated in the Bogle family (Australian, and grateful and proud of it)  because, as for so many other families, it resonants with family names, family history.

An Australian friend sent me an ANZAC link which includes the words from Ataturk on the Gallipoli memorial: 
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 faraway 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.

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