Remembrance Day was observed at Heritage College across both campuses at Narre Warren South and Officer. Run by the Student Representative Council, Principals introduced the ‘Remembrance Day Ceremony’, discussing the meaning of Remembrance Day, when and why it is important to pause and reflect on this time each year:
Remembrance Day falls on the 11th of November each year. On the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month, a minutes’ silence is observed and dedicated to those soldiers who died fighting to protect the nation. Today the loss of Australian lives from all wars and conflicts is commemorated on Remembrance Day.
~ Mr Roger Sevenhuysen
The groups observed one minute’s silence at 11am around the flagpole, laying tributes of handmade wreaths, and offered a prayer of Remembrance:
“Today we remember with thanksgiving those who made the supreme sacrifice for us in time of war. We pray that the offering of their lives may not have been in vain. Today we dedicate ourselves to the cause of justice, freedom and peace; and for the wisdom and strength to build a better world. Amen.”
Lest we forget.