On Sunday we commemorate ANZAC Day and remember those who have fallen in war and those who have served our nation. ANZAC Day is a day that is important in the psyche of Australians, it is at the heart of what we aspire to and believe in. The ANZAC spirit is something that many Australians can relate to. We are a grateful nation (the lucky country) a place where we can all thrive and enjoy our freedom, a democracy where we feel safe and are protected and where the national interests are for the people of Australia.
Members of the Defence Force have fought over the centuries to protect this freedom and democracy. We are proud and grateful for all those who have risked their lives and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. They have represented our country, our national flag and our people and this should never be forgotten.
On Sunday I will be attending the Dawn Service at Hallett Cove where I will wear my medals with pride and honour. I am forever grateful that I have been able to serve as a part-time Reserve Officer in the Australian Army, committing to the ideal and the mission of the Australian Defence Force. I stand with my colleagues in uniform and all other Australians proud that we are Australian and grateful for all those who gave their lives in service to the nation.
ANZAC Day is not just a holiday, it is significant and we respect this important day.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Lest We Forget