24 Apr 2013

Anzac hymn

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:10 pm on 24 April 2013

All around the country tomorrow people will gather to remember the war dead in ceremony and song. Shirley Murray's words are sung in churches around the country. She is a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to community hymn writing. In 2006, she wrote 'Hymn for Anzac day' and although it is sung at many Anzac services, the third verse, an acknowledgement of conscientious objectors, is almost always dropped.