On the first day of Term 2, Wollemi College gathered to commemorate Anzac Day and honour the sacrifice of those who served our country. The service was a sombre and moving event, marked by heartfelt speeches and readings that left a lasting impact on all who attended.
Our special guest, Mr Ted Fish, an Honorary Treasurer of St Mary's RSL Sub-Branch and a Vietnam Veteran delivered a powerful speech. With his firsthand experience, he highlighted the importance of Anzac Day and the contributions of Australian forces in various wars since the Gallipoli campaign. Mr Fish's words evoked a sense of gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices made by our armed forces.
The significance of the Last Post and the Ode of Remembrance, as well as the lowering of the Australian Flag, were explained by Ryan S and performed by Peter W, respectively. Noah P recited a reading of 'On Active Service' by John Harold Falcon, a soldier in World War I. This heartfelt recitation captured the emotions, hardships, and resilience experienced by those who fought in the war, reminding everyone present of the profound impact of conflict.
The service was a moving experience that fostered a deeper understanding and respect for the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women. Wollemi College takes pride in providing students with opportunities to learn about Australia's history and the significance of national commemorations like Anzac Day. By honouring the sacrifices of the past, we aim to shape a future where peace, compassion, and unity prevail, upholding the legacy of those who have served our country with unwavering dedication.