ANZAC Day Service Promotes Empathy and Respect at HTC

The 2019 Harvester ANZAC Day observance marked an opportunity to draw to a close the 100th anniversary focus of the past 4 year. November 11th 2018 marked the centenary of the end of the Great War therefore, this years’ service provided an opportunity to also focus on what the experience of the Great War of 1914-18 and all other conflicts in which Australians have served means to our country and our citizens now and into the future.

To highlight the occasion, Electro-Technology students assisted in the delivery of the service including the sharing of ANZAC biscuits at the end of the service with all those assembled. The service was conducted at the college flagpoles and in view of our Lone Pine tree which appears to have survived the recent hot summer. A plaque detailing the significance of Lone Pine to the ANZAC legend that is still to be placed alongside the sapling when complete. This is the second year the service has been conducted outdoors and barring poor weather, It is hoped that this approach will become the norm for future ANZAC Day services at Harvester.

Thank you to all students attending who showed deep respect for significance of the moment by completing the 1 minute of silence without a sound. It was a moment to spare a thought for not only those that have made the supreme sacrifice but to all service women and men who have served to preserve the freedoms we all enjoy today

Lest we forget.