As we do each Anzac Day, today we remember and pay our respects to the men and women who have served our country – past, present and future. Many shedders have served, and today we especially pay tribute to them for their contribution to our great country. We will remember them.

Living the Ode
by Dennis Scanlon

The Anzac Legend lives and thrives
As we stand here today –
So many Anzacs gave their lives
That we could live this way.
Our men and women heard the call
In battles near and far –
So many of them gave their all
To make us what we are.
Democracy and freedom thrive:
Our daily rights – to share.
We keep that spirit strong – alive:
Australia: proud and fair.
So as we stand to honour those
Who gave with no regret:
We will – in our lives – now propose
To live: ‘Lest we Forget.’

Dennis Scanlon, Pottsville (NSW) poet and shedder, was born on Anzac Day 1943.

“Our yearly pilgrimage serves to honour and remember all who have contributed to keeping our wonderful country free – over so many years and so many conflicts,” says Mr Scanlon.

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