A message for ANZAC Day by Rev Christine Garforth, Spiritual Care Coordinator
On this ANZAC day, let us take pause to reflect and remember all those Australians and New Zealanders who have served in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.
Remembering is a sacred tradition that helps us to recall and make meaning of events and invites us to bear in mind that what WE do impacts the lives of others.
As we take time to remember, let us acknowledge the contribution and suffering of all those who have served and continue to serve today, in order to protect and ensure our various freedoms. This is particularly poignant in this time when our experience of ‘freedom’ may feel challenged.
Taking time for reflection allows us to connect to that which we hold dear.
On this ANZAC day, as we pause, may we acknowledge the preciousness of life, the gift held in all our freedoms, and our gratitude for those whose service enables us to enjoy these privileges.
“For as long as we live, they too will live, for they are now part of us as we remember them”.
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The medals in this picture were awarded to Leading Aircraftman Patrick Edmond Daly, RAAF WWII, 1943-1946.