Anzac poem for Peel Driveway Dawn Services

Murray resident, Trish (Pat) Briggs wrote this poem for people to recite during driveway dawn services. Photo: Jan Criddle.
Murray resident, Trish (Pat) Briggs wrote this poem for people to recite during driveway dawn services. Photo: Jan Criddle.

Each year, 80-year-old, Trish (Pat) Briggs writes an ANZAC poem that Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke recites at an Anzac Day ceremony. With this years Anzac Day events cancelled, Trish has come up with a poem for neighbourhoods to recite whilst standing out in their driveways.

Anzac Day 2020 by Trish (Pat) Briggs

There's no dawn service ANZAC Day,

No March to say our thanks.

No rousing cheers and Aussie flags

to support our ANZAC ranks.

We'll still show our gratitude

to our treasured personnel.

It's time to offer up our thoughts

to those who fought and fell.

We will observe our silence

for the minute and recall.

All the freedoms they have willed us,

we are thankful to them all.

There were so many Aussies,

And Kiwi cousins too,

who left their homes and families

to fight for me and you.

They fought with pride and valour

never looking back.

And the chevron they wore proudly

was the single word ANZAC.

Lest we forget.

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