Anzac spirit lives on
CASSANDRA McDonald had a captive audience at yesterday’s main Coffs Harbour Anzac Day service.
The Coffs Harbour High School student was the guest speaker who outlined the contributions of the Anzacs in all theatres of war.
“Here in Australia we express a strong sense of identity and although there might be the Tasman Sea between us, New Zealand is part of that too,” she said.
“The Anzacs have changed the values of Aussies and Kiwis worldwide and instilled a spirit in our community that is so strong and significant it shapes who we are today.
“These brave young men and women deserve the greatest honour and respect from those of us here today and anywhere over our homelands.
“These young men and women will never be forgotten because they are still within us today and created the strongest bond two countries could have and will continue to express for years to come.” Cassandra urged the crowd to carry on this legend and to demonstrate the revered Anzac spirit.
“Let us as the remnants of their amazing comradeship, bravery and integrity carry on these values and let us endeavour to commemorate our most respected and truly loved alliance of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, our Anzacs,” she said.