ANZAC Day Service 2024

April 29, 2024

ANZAC Day is a day where we come together to remember those who sacrificed their lives for not only their country, but their friends and family as well. Last week, we held our annual ANZAC Day memorial service on our grounds, with invited guests, Chris Graf; Veteran and grandfather of one of our students, Gaele Broad; Nationals member of the Victorian Legislative Council, and guest speaker, Wing Commander Nerida Lister.

“Underlying the idea of service is the implication that service requires sacrifice. If the thing that you did for someone cost you nothing, then it probably wasn’t an act of service. But if an act costs you something and benefits someone else, then you have been of service to them.” Commander Lister goes on.

“ANZAC Day is also an opportunity for all of us to consider what we can each individually do to serve our community.

I think we are all called to serve each other, each in our own way, specific to our skills, talents and resources. I think the sacrifice made by those who we remember today, obliges us to consider what we can do, today and in the future, for each other… I’d encourage you to think about what you’re good at and what you love doing, and try to figure out how you can use that to help others. What we can all do, each in our own way, is help to make our community a place that’s worthy of the sacrifices made to protect it.”

As the Cadapult guard party protected the flag and memorial, there was an opportunity to lay wreaths and time given to pay respects. Lastly, they performed a pass and review parade manoeuvre in honour of the veterans who joined us on the day.

“My command is this: love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:12


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