I took the children to the park this morning specially to visit the war memorial where flowers and wreaths had been laid for ANZAC Day. Charlie was intrigued with all the red poppies which is a symbol of remembrance for those fallen. Kasey looked for names on the memorial that he recognized.
My thoughts were given to the mothers who watched their sons go off to war.......some who were never to see the sons again.
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 far away 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."