One of the most striking features of ANZAC Day is that it is both a solemn and a Spirit-filled occasion.
Solemnity is felt as we remember all those who have suffered at the hands of war. We reflect with immense pride on their courage, bravery, endurance and mateship. We remember both the deceased and those still among us. We acknowledge all those affected by the cruelty of war, especially families whose grief and loss is beyond measure.
ANZAC Day is also Spirit-filled! It is a time that unites communities in a sense of solidarity. As the song goes, "We are one, though we are many.” Seeing the St Francis College community gather together for ANZAC Day memorials, both at the College and at Greenbank, demonstrated this sense of community spirit.