This year in our history is unique. As our nation is unable to celebrate Anzac Day in a traditional sense, we thought that it may be appropriate to celebrate Anzac Day on the home front.
We commemorate ANZAC day each year on the 25th April because this was the day that Australian, New Zealand and other commonwealth forces attacked the cliffs of Gallipolii (Turkey) in 1915.
In solidarity as a people and as a nation we are asked to stop and remember those who willingly served us in uncertain times, knowing that they were standing for the values of us all with a sense of purpose.
We are called to give thanks and honour towards those who serve and have served us as a people.
We give thanks as a nation that we are a free people and that this freedom has been bought with a price by those who have been willing to respond to a call of duty on our behalf.
In remembering our fallen, we pray for their families and the legacy of what has been left behind.
We thank God that he has preserved us as a nation and as a people in times where fear and uncertainty have been at our doorstep. In humility and thanks, we pray for our nation and our people once more in the light of challenges that we may be facing.
We observe a minute’s silence after the Ode and in this remembrance, recognition and thankfulness we present honour in the recognition of sacrifice.