Tuesday 25 April, 2017 - Lest We Forget
In remembrance of all that have served and fallen. Lest we forget.
Its a chilly morning outside today at 3:30am. I don't attend Dawn Services anymore, instead I choose to remember in my own way; outside and early. I'm eternally grateful.
"Those heroes that shed their blood
And lost their lives.
You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country.
Therefore rest in peace.
There is no difference between the Johnnies
And the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side
Here in this country of ours.
You, the mothers,
Who sent their sons from far away countries
Wipe away your tears,
Your sons are now lying in our bosom
And are in peace
After having lost their lives on this land they have
Become our sons as well."
- Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
It will soon be time for a gunfire breakfast.