The Unley RSL this morning hosted another successful Anzac Day memorial service.
Not as cold as last year and with a few more people, I estimate between 250 and 300, attending the dawn service the RSL gave us a chance to remember those who in (laying down their lives) have made the supreme sacrifice for our country; for me and for you. Those who have displayed the love that our Lord commanded us in John 15:12-17 to do.
12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide; so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17 This I command you, to love one another.
Leading us through the service was the Priest of St Augustine’s Anglican Church of Unley, the Rev Peter Chilver. The Mayor of the City of Unley Mr Lachlan Clyne headed the laying of wreaths.
Rosemary was placed on the Cenotaph by a number of people including Students of Unley High School, Scouts and Guides.
This has always been a special day for me. Alongside Good Friday and Christmas Day it is one of the most important days on the Australian Calendar. Thank you to all who died that I might enjoy the freedom I have today to choose.
May we all be thankful.