- ANZAC is the down under equivalent of our Remembrance day. This lovely poem is a wonderful testament to the memory of our fallen soldiers. I intend sending it to the Royal Canadian Legion DOMINION AND PEI PROVINCIAL COMMANDS with three questions, doubt they will respond??????
I saw a kid marchin’ with medals on his chest.
He marched alongside Diggers marching six abreast.
He knew that it was ANZAC Day – he walked along with… pride.
He did his best to keep in step with the Diggers by his side.
And when the march was over the kid was rather tired.
A Digger said “Whose medals, son?” to which the kid replied:
“They belong to daddy, but he did not come back.
He died up in New Guinea on a lonely jungle track”.
The kid looked rather sad then and a tear came to his eye.
The Digger said “Don’t cry my son and I will tell you why.
Your daddy marched with us today – all the blooming way.
We Diggers know that he was there – it’s like that on ANZAC Day”.
The kid looked rather puzzled and didn’t understand,
But the Digger went on talking and started to wave his hand.
“For this great land we live in, there’s a price we have to pay
For we all love fun and merriment in this country where we live.
The price was that some soldier his precious life must give.
For you to go to school my lad and worship God at will,
Someone had to pay the price so the Diggers paid the bill.
Your daddy died for us my son – for all things good and true.
I wonder if you understand the things I’ve said to you”.
The kid looked up at the Digger – just for a little while
And with a changed expression, said, with a lovely smile:
“I know my dad marched here today – this is ANZAC Day.
I know he did. I know he did, all the bloomin’ way”.
(A veteran of Shaggy Ridge with the 2/12 Battalion in WW2)
To Dominion and PEI Provincial commands, please answer the three listed questions. (if this was in Canada)
(1) please explain how this little boy is breaking the law and diluting his fathers medals.
(2) please explain how he is violating the act of remembrance
(3) please explain why you believe the boys parents should be arrested and fined for allowing their child to so willfully break the law.
Its unlikely anyone at either command will have the courage to respond, indeed how could they respond with an negative answer. Section 419 of the criminal code is wrong and needs to be changed. Shame on those who stubbornly refuse,
God Bless and keep reading