ANZAC Day is one of the most significant days on the Australian calendar. It commemorates the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli in World War I. The bravery and sacrifice of these soldiers, and those who have served since then, have shaped our nation's identity and values. Acknowledging and remembering ANZAC Day is a way to honour the service and sacrifice of those who have served our country. It is also a time to pay tribute to the courage, resilience, and spirit of those who have served or continue to serve in our armed forces.
We acknowledged ANZAC Day in several ways this year. Our campus captains Matthew and Erin laid a wreath at Sale's ANZAC Day service on behalf of our campus. Our defence students and our DSTA staff member Amanda Canfield ran our ANZAC Day service at School where we were able to award Lachlan and Archer Daley, Lillian and Thomas Carroll special defence medals. These medals are for students whose parents are serving overseas for a significant amount of time. Gippsland Grammar has a strong connection to the defence force through our local RAAF base. Our defence families have and will continue to enhance the culture of Gippsland Grammar.