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.

Every year Heritage College supports local Memorial Services on campus and off. Primary and Secondary school captains represent our student body, to 
pause to reflect on the fallen each Remembrance Day and ANZAC Day dawn and mid-morning services (respectfully acknowledging our fallen soldiers by laying a wreath at the local cenotaph). It is an honour and privilege to recognise our Australian and New Zealand soldiers and their bravery. We also thank the work of the Berwick RSL and Pakenham RSL for their tireless efforts on behalf of the veteran and returned soldiers community.