Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Christchurch

There were many who have died in Christchurch who came from other homes and all I keep thinking about is this, that we in New Zealand quote at ANZAC ceremonies. In 1934 Atatürk wrote a tribute to the ANZACs killed at Gallipoli and I believe it is relevant to us now. If your children died with us, we will care for them as if they were our own. Kia Kaha. Be Strong And the print? Jonno Meech is a very clever boy and I love his tribute which is linked to the Mimic Design facebook page:

Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives... You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side now here in this country of ours... you, the mothers, who sent their sons from faraway countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land. They have become our sons as well.