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Memorial

September 7, 2010

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 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

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, inscribed on the Kemal Atatürk Memorial on ANZAC Parade in Canberra – the only memorial to an enemy commander on ANZAC Parade.