Today, Australians celebrate Anzac Day.
Lest we forget the lives lost in all conflicts around the world, as today Australians
respect and honour the tradition of Anzac Day. Let us Singaporeans
living and working here remember and embrace, too, what the Australians
have extended the spirit of Anzac beyond their shore into the hearts of
all those who have known or know someone just like them who has
sacrificed for his and her country.
Traditionally, Anzac has become synonymous
with humble, selfless and self deprecating service whatever field of
occupation or profession to help your mates. Lets us embrace what
Australians have embraced since the first world war and beyond has been
the humour and selflessness applied to helping others in otherwise
trying circumstances. These can be their military, natural disaster,
personal tragedy or simply in advocating and defence of the vulnerable.
Most of all lets us honour Australian and Allied Servicemen and women past and present.
Lest we forget.