Faye Sizemore

ANZAC DAY, 2009

Remember them today
The brave who fought
And fell at Gallipoli
Soldiers marching in their honor
Soldiers who had not been born yet
With veterans misty eyed and respectful
‘Ere no one shall ever forget
Those ANZAC that so willingly went
Into the fray where they were sent
And fought with the courage known
To be a brand flourishing
In Australia and New Zealand

Author’s Note: Anzac Day is a national public holiday in Australia and New Zealand, and is commemorated by both countries on 25 April every year to honor members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I and also to commemorate the soldiers who fought in France and Belgium. Anzac Day is also observed in the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tonga.