Anzac Remembrance

Anzac Remembrance

This week my son was asked to read a poem at his school's Anzac ceremony. It is so beautiful I had to share it with our community:


Sir by Damian (Dib) Morgan 1998*

Sir - would it help if I shed a tear

I swear it's the first time since this time last year

My spine is a tingle - my throat is all dry

As I stand to attention for all those who died


I watch the flag dancing half way down the pole

That damn bugle player sends chills to my soul

I feel the pride and the sorrow - there's nothing the same

As standing to attention on ANZAC Day


So Sir - on behalf of the young and the free

Will you take a message when you finally do leave

To your mates that are lying from Tobruk to the Somme

The legend of your bravery will always live on


I've welcomed Olympians back to our shore

I've cheered baggy green caps and watched Wallabies score

But when I watch you marching (Sir) in that parade

I know these are the memories that never will fade


So Sir - on behalf of the young and the free

Will you take a message when you finally do leave

It's the least we can do (Sir) to repay the debt

We'll always remember you - Lest We Forget


*Dib Morgan is a young Queenslander from Condamine on the western Darling Downs. Sir is a vote of thanks to the men and women who have fought to defend the freedom that this country enjoys. Dib is determined to play his part in helping to preserve the ANZAC Spirit.

Don't miss out on attending your own Anzac event. Below is some information on where to head to for Anzac day ceremonies.

Brisbane Queensland:

St George/Padstow NSW:

  • Further parade details and marching information can be found at RSL NSW
  • Transport for NSW have information for the public to plan their journey ahead of time with the journey planner

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