When 2000 people are gathered on Ross Oval, a moment of silence is a rarity. This moment occurred today during the College’s annual Anzac Ceremony.

This year’s guest speaker was Lieutenant Colonel Jason Groat (NC 1989-93), Deputy Director - Recruiting Delivery at Defence Force Recruiting. During his speech he spoke about national identity and gratitude towards the men and women who have served in the armed forces.

“Walk up to a soldier and thank them for their service, because I can assure you, it will not be forgotten,” he said.

The College also welcomed three members of the Christian Brothers’ Congregation Leadership Team for the ceremony. The Brothers, who reside in Rome, were in Australia as part of their tour of the Oceania Province.

In a tradition that certainly demonstrates the diversity of the College, members of the many different groups that make up the Nudgee College community laid wreaths of remembrance.

The ceremony concluded with special guests walking back across the oval through a guard of honour formed by the Year 12 students.

Lest we forget.