'Can You Hear Australia's Heroes Marching?' is a national war memorial song and a tribute to the ANZAC spirit of mateship, courage, and sacrifice.
The song is timeless and honours the memory of those who have died in the service and defence of Australia in war. The song is popular as an ANZAC Day song and as Remembrance music.
The words (lyrics) to the song are used or read at commemorative ceremonies. Schools throughout Australia use the song for commemorative purposes, especially for ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day.
Over the years since the song was first recorded, it has been used for commemorative purposes across Australia by local councils, choirs, bands, RSL branches, retirement homes, military services, schools, churches, radio stations and ANZAC tributes at NRL & AFL matches. The song is also used at veteran funerals.
The song's YouTube Channel has passed three million video views, with most viewing videos relating to the song.
The song was created by Peter Barnes after he visited the Adelaide River War Cemetery (114 kms south of Darwin) in the Northern Territory and saw the graves of Australians who gave their lives in the service and defence of their country. Peter felt he should do something within his capabilities to honour the memory of such incredible sacrifice.
"To stand on my homeland, surrounded by our war dead, who fought heroically to defend Australia and their loved ones down the track, was a profound experience and initiated the creation of the song." Peter Barnes
You can call Peter Barnes, the author and copyright owner of the song on 0418 82 776.
The video below titled 'You never came home' is a memorial to all the Australian who died on the Western Front in WW1. The words to 'You never came home' were written by Peter Barnes. Music is Chopin's Funeral March. All photographs come from the Australian War Memorial.
Nearly half of all Australians who have died in all wars, died on the Western Front from 19th July 1916 to the end of the war November 11, 1918.
Download the Original Version (2001) of 'Can You Hear Australia's Heroes Marching?' FOR FREE at the song's official website download page HERE
You can also download a longer 4 minute version of the song FOR FREE as well at the same download page.
Music sheets are also available.
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