25 April 2016

Anzac Day 2016

As we approach Anzac Day, it is an opportunity to consider its origins. Between 2014 and 2018, Australia will commemorate 100 years of ANZAC, since our nation’s involvement in the First World War.

Those years were when the tradition of the Anzacs began, where the traits of courage, sacrifice, mateship and endurance became linked with the Australian and New Zealander troops. This then led to the spirit of the ANZACs coming a central part of our nation’s character.

April 25 is a day to stop and reflect on the sacrifices made by the men and women that gave their lives during the World Wars and other conflicts and peacekeeping missions around the world.

For many people in the community, their lives have been directly affected by these conflicts, having had friends or loved ones go to war. Many of those people never returned. Through White Oak, we care for many veterans, as well as older Australians who were impacted by these conflicts. On Anzac Day, we take a moment to remember the sacrifices of those who fought for our freedom.

Lest We Forget.