Ataturk`s TributePrint Page
Ataturk`s Tribute commemorates those who lost their lives at Gallipoli in World War One. The memorial was unveiled on the 90th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice.
Kemal Atatürk who was a Turkish soldier, nationalist leader and the first Turkish President. He understood the sacrifices of soldiers and the pain of grief and in an example of his compassion penned a verse which is inscribed on the Atatürk Memorial at Ari Burnu on the Gallipoli Peninsula. The verse is inscribed on this monument.
|Address:||King William Road, Cross of Sacrifice Memorial Gardens, North Adelaide, 5006|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.914439|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||04-August-1914|
|Actual Event End Date:||28-June-1919|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 11th November, 2008|
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 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.