In the early hours on Anzac Day, Sunday 25 April, large groups of students from schools such as Carmel, Rosmini and Westlake Boys gathered together to commemorate all the Australians and New Zealanders who fought to serve our country. Amy Usherwood, Tony Lim (Rosmini College), Timothy Blewden (Rosmini College) and myself were chosen to read scriptures/prayers in order to provide a space of reflection for everyone who attended. The service acted as a reminder that ‘At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them’ (Laurence’s Binyon’s poem, For the Fallen).
ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, whose soldiers were referred to as Anzacs. Anzac Day is one of the most important national celebrations across Australia and New Zealand as it allows our country to unite together to honour those who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. A huge thank you to Syd Renz who donated to us a beautiful ANZAC wreath for us to lay down during the service.
Ally Basa, Year 13