Those Heroes that Shed their Blood by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

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.

From: http://www.turkeytravelcentre.com/blog/ataturks-speech-about-gallipoli-turkish-history/

Date: 1934

By: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938)

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