AT THE crack of dawn, a century now has past,
But a legend was born, that forever will last.
The landing of our troops on Gallipoli Bay,
How tragic the mistake, that fate filled day?
Brave soldiers were killed and much blood shed,
Like sheep to the slaughter they were being led.
What courage and guts as one by one they fell,
This must have been their own personal hell.
Such loved young men, so robbed of a life,
Innocently caught in this horrific battle and strife.
Then into the trenches they continued to fight,
Shocking conditions surround both day and night.
No greater price can there ever be,
Than to die for freedom serving your country.
Two peoples emerged and history was made,
Let their memory go on and never fade.
Australia and New Zealand can justly be proud,
To honour their heroes, so let’s join the crowd.
On Anzac Day remember, what they did for you and me
And appreciate the sacrifice made to keep us free.
Oh! Such heroic deeds, but how ugly is war with regret?
May the Spirit of Anzac live on,
“Lest we Forget”