Today, WSC held an ANZAC Commemoration Service at the College.
All students of the College attended the service, which was held on the lawn at the entrance to the College.
We were very fortunate to have Soldiers from the Army School of Transport based at Puckapunyal Army Base, led by Commanding Officer LTCOL Mr P.R. Rogers join us for the occasion.
LTCOL Mr Rogers, gave the Soldiers Prayer whilst the Soldiers formed part of the service as the Catafalque Party. This party consists of four members of an armed guard who stand, their heads bowed and their arms (weapon) reversed, facing outward approximately one metre from the coffin or catafalque as a symbolic form of respect for those who have fallen.
The arms of the Soldiers represent the wings of an angel. The service personnel lower their eyes but do not close their eyes in a sign of respect for the fallen.
Mr Craig Triffett, College Council President and an Ex-Serviceman read 'The Ode' from the poem 'For the Fallen' by Laurence Binyon.
Our College Captains read the ANZAC Requiem beautifully and the behaviour of our students was exemplary, with respect shown by all.
The Staff and Students of WSC would like to take this opportunity to again thank the Service Personal who attended today for their time and service to our country.