Ever since I was a child, I have always felt that ANZAC day was special. But when you’re a current or past member of the Australian Defence Force, it’s extra special.
For many current or past members ANZAC day is a time to reflect on the hardships of the past, catch up with old mates and more importantly it’s a chance to remember those who sacrificed their lives.
For the past five years, I have been a member of the Army Reserve. Participating and marching in my local dawn service makes me feel proud of the small contribution I have made and thankful of the sacrifices many others have made. On ANZAC day I love seeing more and more people genuinely interested in what’s going on, attending commemorations and asking why we recognise certain traditions. With the ANZAC Centenary running from 2014 – 2018 it’s a unique time for us all to better understand what the ANZAC tradition has given us and to reflect on its influence.
Aurizon is helping all Australians commemorate 100 years of service since the First World War by contributing to the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Public Fund. The Fund supports a program of commemorative, educational and cultural initiatives to be held across the nation over the five year period. At Aurizon, we are proud to have a number of employees who have served as part the Australian Defence Force and who currently serve as Reservists.
Anzac Day is a time of remembrance, where we show gratitude and national pride for all our service men and women. On Monday the 25th of April, I encourage you to participate in your local ANZAC Day commemoration events and take the time to honour and reflect on the sacrifices made.