Presidential Column | Issue 8

Presidential Column | Issue 8

Hey there everyone,

ANZAC Day means many different things to many different people. For me itís a day of remembering those who fought for us so we can live the awesome lives we live today. I try to put myself in those who served our country and think what it must have been like, itís all very cereal.

When I heard that there had never been an Anzac service on this campus I thought, ďWell why the fudge not?Ē We Scarfies are after all the academic powerhouse of this great country and the future JohnClarks and Helen Keys of this country, so where will this leave this iconic day of remembrance 20 years down the track?

I believe the reason why this day hasnít been seen before on this campus is because of the misperception that students today are the same as the students in the 70ís that would have Ďflower bombedí and tried to hi-jack that shit. There has been a culture shift, and I believe itís about looking back and honouring our family members, and all those who fought and gave their lives.

If you feel the same way, and want to remember our ANZACs and be thankful for this peaceful little nation, please come down and join me at the service in front of the clocktower (check back page of this page for the details) this Wednesday.

Iíll see you and even greet you there over a cheeky Anzac Cookie.

Chur Bol.

Logan Edgar.

Ps. Big up to Hitaua!
This article first appeared in Issue 8, 2012.
Posted 5:04pm Sunday 22nd April 2012 by Logan Edgar.