April 25th also known as Anzac day holds a profound meaning to all Australians. It was the day where the Australians and New Zealand Army Corp landed on the Gallipoli Peninusla in 1915 . Moreover, it marks a day of remembrance of soldiers who died during that war.
On Thursday, I went to the Federation square to watch the choir CHIME, the Exaudi Youth Choir, CHIME Brass Ensemble along with a well know tenor Roy Best performed a list of songs dedicated to ANZAC day. What moved me the most was the music by these choirs. Listening to songs of heartbreaking mother leave their husbands and sons with high hopes of seeing them again, and the Australia’s folk song, Waltzing Matilda. The emotion and the signification of Anzac day was reflected by these songs . Personally, it was certainly a time to remember how soldiers sacrificed their lives.
One thing I truly missed from high school is in English where we used to talk about Anzac day . It’s been around almost 8 years and I have still kept my copy of the novel Solider boy. This was a true story about a boy named Jim who was an inexperienced and enthusiastic school boy who became Australian’s youngest known Anzac. James Martin life and the life of the other soldiers was not a non insignificant part of Australia’s story and have left a legacy of their bravery.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them. -Australian War Memorial
25th ANZAC DAY