Remember Them! (Diggers)

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This is for all teh troops serving but its Australia day soon and a day for all Aussies to remember those who fought for our freedom! I dare you not to get choked up thinking of their sacrifice, both then and now!

Submitted: January 06, 2013

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Remember Them

The road to get here was long and full of danger

With every step I was in the land of the stranger

 

Never did I shirk my duty or go along for the ride

I wore my uniform with purpose, love and pride

 

It was during this service soldiers died by my hand

An enemy who would seek, to usurp my homeland.

 

I travelled far for my country my people my flag

And not once have I ever thought reason to brag

 

To see what my forefathers achieved for my life

Was reason enough to train toil and ease strife

 

In countries which the language I do not know

I fight an often unseen and unyielding foe

 

It is with pride I travelled so far and wide

To ensure the flag would fly by my side

 

In many theatres of war I have discharged my gun

And the comrades I have made are my only fun

 

I travel now on two wheels of spokes and steel

But nothing will ever destroy the pride I feel

 

So on this most special of days don’t fret for me

Think of the soldiers that died to ensure you stay free!

 

Copywrite: Graeme Hawke January 2013


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