It will be a little different as we remember the service of our Defence Personnel and their families this year. Rather than being part of large physical groups, we will have the opportunity to stand on our driveways and balconies at dawn and be part of a unique community commemoration. As a College, we have and will sit in different places, connecting digitally for our ANZAC services this week. While there will be physical differences, the deep valuing and respect for what those sacrifices have meant for us will be keenly felt.
The qualities of endurance, courage, ingenuity, good humour and mateship shown by our ANZACs have often been described as being at the heart of our Australian character. As we look around the world today, we can be very grateful for the freedoms and the character we and our New Zealand neighbours possess as nations. Each of us can say and live out a deep heartfelt thank you.