ANZAC day, on April 25th, unites Australians across the whole nation to commemorate the landing of the ANZACs at Gallipoli in 1915. This day honours the selfless acts of service and sacrifice demonstrated by a contingent of Australian and New Zealand soldiers. Continuing to preserve the ANZAC legend that has become an important part of our national identity.
Bethany College commemorated and honoured the service of Australian soldiers and nurses on the first day back of Term 2, with the school community gathering for an ANZAC service joined by special guests from the Bexley RSL to help in marking this special occasion. The service was run primarily by year 9 Newman students and the year 12 leadership team, who paid respect to those whose lives were lost during the war and remembered the courage and sacrifice that was showcased through their involvement. The ceremony consisted of the Last Post, recitation of the Ode and one minute of silence. With students joining in presenting the college wreath which was laid on the base of Bethany’s Lone Pine tree, followed by a morning tea joined by the students, staff and the RSL representatives.
This was an incredibly gratifying experience that united the Bethany community in commemorating the incredibly brave actions of men and women who have been involved in war campaigns. As a community we thank them for their service.
Lest we forget.
Assistant HSIE Coordinator