On Sunday, I marched with our local community and paid tribute to our ANZACs, at the Ringwood RSL Centenary Commemorations. I was honoured to read the famous sonnet by Alf Wood, ‘Sound the last post, again’.
A Tribute to ANZAC
Sound the Last Post again, lest we forget
the freedom that we cherish has been bought -
not found like mushrooms in the field; the debt
is ours to pay, mindful of those who fought
and fell - yet still they held the torch aloft!
May we remain as zealous to withstand
the traitors who would make our fibres soft,
as well as enemies beyond the land.
The trumpet has the power to move us still,
and though the debris of a flood of years
lies over hand and mind, an aching thrill
comes rising perilously close to tears.
Sound the Last Post to hold the memory bright,
then sound the Rouse and keep the torch alight.
On the 25th of April, we have the opportunity to remember the spirit of Anzac, and the sacrifice of the men and women who fought and served to make Australia what it is today.
Local Events include:
Mitcham RSL Memorial Service, Halliday Park Memorial, Mitcham - Mitcham Road, Halliday Park, Mitcham @ 5:45am
Ringwood RSL ANZAC Day Dawn Service, Ringwood Memorial Clock Tower, Ringwood @ 5:45am