ANZAC Day will always be a day of acknowledgement and respect for those who came before us.

ANZAC Day will always be a day of acknowledgement and respect for those who came before us. A day in which we all can pay respect to those who served our country amid one of its darkest hours. This commemorative day has invariably strengthened the relationship between Australia and those who identify as Australian and our global friends. A day which allows us all to recollect the true service and mateship that our service women & men had given in assurance to protect our country. 

Now more than ever, it is important to recognise and commemorate the service that our ANZACs gave in in the past and our current ADF in peacekeeping operations, the recent bushfires and now in their service to our country with assistance and COVID19 in order to secure us a place in a peaceful future. With the fight against Coronavirus now affecting our everyday lives, we must continue to draw from the conscientiousness of the ANZACs. For we must all soon realise that in the hopes of ‘stopping the spread’ of COVID-19, we as individuals within a community must take corrective action to save our country from this crisis. We must draw inspiration from our ANZACs to help defend our home. 

With the cancellation of all ANZAC day services, I plan on appreciating the respect and wisdom that our ANZACs represent, and the Australian community that they assisted in creating. It is important for our current serving defence personnel to understand the gratification we hold for them for defending our home, Australia. 

Blake Schoeffel
Year 12 Leadership Captain