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.