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Lwf Anzac Service

College Remembers the Fallen

We remember the price that thousands of Australian and New Zealand men and women have paid for our freedom.

On Friday 23 April, our College paused to remember the fallen ANZAC's and those who continue to serve our country for the sake of our freedom.

BCC Year 1 and 2 students took turns to throw 106 poppies at the foot of the national flags. This action represented the lives that were thrown into the fray for our country. The 106 poppies are to represent the 106 years of passing since the terrible event at Gallipoli. The Year 1 and 2 students were showing BCC’s support for our ANZACS, whilst our Piper Jacob Mackie played.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row, 
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Guest Speaker: Major Michael Walker

Major Michael Walker completed his national service from 1967 – 1969, where he toured South Vietnam with the 4th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment.

He spent 20 years with the Air Force Cadets and now 20 years with the Australian Army Cadets. In September he will be eligible for the Federation Star, 40 years of service with Cadets. 

Major Walker's decorations include:

  • Vietnam Medal
  • Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
  • Australian Active Service Medal 45 -75
  • National Service Medal
  • Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal
  • Australian Defence Medal