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Remembrance Day 2018

Remembrance Day 2018

Published on Monday 12 November, 2018

On Remembrance Day, Heritage College School Captains represent the student body and reflect on the fallen by laying a wreath at the local cenotaph.

It is an honour and privilege to recognise Australian and New Zealand soldiers and their bravery. We thank the work of the Berwick RSL and Pakenham RSL for their tireless efforts on behalf of the veteran and returned soldiers community.

On campus, Remembrance Day is run by the Student Representative Council. Heads of School introduce the Remembrance Day Ceremony, discussing the meaning of Remembrance Day, 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 11 am 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.

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