Thank you on ANZAC Day 2021

Written by ahq_admin

24 April 2021


Tomorrow is ANZAC Day and although it will be a little different again this year as we still negotiate our way in this new COVID effected world, for those of us fortunate enough to be here in Australia, we have plenty to be grateful for.

Wherever you will be, whoever you are with, please spare a thought for those serving members who came before us.  They gave their tomorrows so that we might have our today.

And also please spare a thought for those who are serving today, for they are serving for us. 

However you do it, spare a moment to say thank you. 

This is my way of saying thank you. I hope you like it. 

Thank you on ANZAC Day.

As we observe this ANZAC Day at home, like those who’ve gone before
You are serving us proudly, far from Australia’s shore.

You serve beside the Kiwis and others from foreign land
In baking heat, and biting cold, sticking mud and flying sand.

Whether serving in the desert in Iraq, Dubai or Afghanistan,
Or the peacekeepers in The Sinai, Israel and South Sudan,
Or you might be on the mighty ocean in our ship of grey,
Working hard to make Australia’s interests are protected everyday.

We appreciate your sacrifice and that of those you’ve left behind.
Though you are far from home, you are often brought to mind.

You are our modern heroes who show us by example.
You mentor, fight and teach and that is but a sample
Of the work you do each day to make the world a better place.
You do the job with pride and honour, we see it in your face.

I am sorry that your service requires you to be so far away
But perhaps serving overseas makes for a special ANZAC Day,
For you carry on the tradition of those who lead the way,
Who are the very reason that we commemorate this way.

Numbers limited by COVID mean not all will march or stand at dawn
But our thoughts will be with those who gave their lives in uniform proudly worn,

And we will also be so thankful for you who serve today
A proud Australia honours you also on this year’s ANZAC Day.

By Jan-Maree Ball

Lest We Forget. 

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1 Comment

  1. Sue Niven

    Beautiful. Lest We Forget.


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