Anzac Day, when we as a nation come together to commemorate
Australians and New Zealanders who protect people and nations across the
world. We remember those who have served or are currently serving in
all conflicts, wars and peacekeeping operations; and of course, those
that have made the ultimate sacrifice.
On Wednesday the
24th of April we at QACI, joined by Ms Rheanna Vehlow from the
Australian Defence Force, we came together to remember those who fought and
who continue to fight for peace and justice. The assembly included some
touching homages from incredibly talented QACI performers and our
student directors, as well as our wonderful guest speaker. Ms Rheanna
Vehlow delivered a moving speech about the meaning of Anzac Day, the
values and spirit of the original ANZACs upheld to this day and how
these valiant troops influenced the many servicemen and servicewomen who
followed in their footsteps. A moment of silence was taken to honour
the sacrifice of all those who lost their lives as a result of war and
We remember the ANZACs, and all Australian and
New Zealand troops since, not only for their service but for their
courage, their bravery, their strength and their valour. We carry on the
ANZAC spirit, which has shaped this nation and its identity, and the
ANZAC legacy that has inspired Australians of the past and the present;
and will live on to inspire generations to come.
Lest we forget.
Article written by Year 10, Elizabeth Pico Gonzalez