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Saturday, May 27, 2006

Memorial at Gallipoli, Turkey

These are the words that are written on this stone tablet commemorating the fallen of both sides at Gallipoli.

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 lay side by side
here in this country of ours.
You, the mothers,
Who sent their sons from far away 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.

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