The students at Cornerstone have once again been actively involved in acknowledging the service and sacrifice of the ANZACs, both within the College as well as at a Community Ceremony.
The College gathered together on Tuesday April 24 in the Multi-Sports complex, and participated in a time of remembrance. Led by College Chaplain, Mrs Debbie Robinson, the afternoon event consisted of students reading poems and prayers, and Mrs Jill Wright, whose Father and Grandfather were involved in World Wars, sharing part of their story. She recalled how she has heard first-hand their stories about the beach landing at Gallipoli, the active trench war of WWI, and her Father’s memories of WWII.
At the Busselton March on the 25th, a number of students came and walked behind those that have served – some with a personal family history of service and others to simply acknowledge the sacrifice of others. Principal Bruce Douglas, and Mrs Jill Wright walked with the Cornerstone Representatives, and two wreathes were laid during the formalities. Hannah & Tim represented the Secondary School, and Caitlyn, Aimee and Caitlyn stood in for the Primary school.
The ultimate sacrifice by servicemen and women over the past 100 years is truly worthy of remembrance. The freedoms we enjoy in our homeland of Australia can be credited to the selfless acts that past and current generations of armed forces personnel have displayed.
Lest we forget.