I was passing Bentleigh RSL in early March when I noticed a new sculpture being installed out the front. (The bloke installing looks a tad grumpy…)
Nearby on a truck were some more of the figures, ready for installation.
The completed sculpture nicely captures representations of all the services.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
4 replies on “Lest we forget: ANZAC Day 2012”
A nice tribute, but I think your heading should read 2012 not 2011
Blargh, thanks Roger!
Hmmmm – not a fan of the thin sheets of metal in order to save heaps of money and weight look – reminds me of the prisoners of war and how emaciated they were!
I think it’s an interesting sculpture, I hope the artist is local.
There’s always a lot of money being spent by clubs on renovations and refurbishment at this time of year as they try and spend any profits so as not to pay tax.