ANZAC POPPIES – SYMBOLS OF COURAGE AND REMEMBRANCE

Amidst fields of poppies, we pause to honour the valour and sacrifice of our Anzacs.  Like these red blooms, they stood tall in adversity, their courage firmly ingrained in our history. 

On Anzac Day we remember their unwavering spirit and the freedoms they secured for us.  Let the poppies remind us of their enduring legacy, a legacy of bravery, unity and resilience. 

May their memory inspire us to strive for peace and uphold the values they fought to defend.  Lest we forget.

IN FLANDERS FIELDS”

By Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae

 

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead, short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe

To you, from failing hands, we throw

The torch, be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders Fields.

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“Dear Lord, on Anzac Day, we remember the brave souls who made the ultimate sacrifice for peace.  Grant them eternal rest and comfort their loved ones. 

May their courage inspire us to build a world of harmony and understanding.  Amen.”

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