A Message from the Headmaster: Cranbrook School Anzac Day Service
27 Apr 20 by Nicholas Sampson, Headmaster
It is an annual tradition that we, as a School, mark Anzac Day each year. Our School was born in the shadows of War in 1918 and many Old Cranbrookians served or gave their lives for the liberties we enjoy today – even in these unprecedented times.
It was inspiring to see so many Cranbrookians, Old Cranbrookians and their families pay fitting tribute to our Diggers on Saturday, despite the separation we must endure. Many of you joined Light Up The Dawn services, holding ceremonies and paying respects on your driveways and balconies at the break of dawn.
Across the Eastern Suburbs and postcodes in which you live, the sombre sound of the Last Post and Reveille rang out as our student, teacher and Old Cranbrookian musicians played the trumpet or bugle at daybreak.
Thank you to all of you who shared your personal commemoration of Anzac Day with us.
Although our School’s Anzac Day Service with students could not occur as is our annual tradition, today Mr Meakin and I led an Anzac Day service outside Governor’s Ballroom. We have shared this with your sons and ask you to encourage them to watch it also.
We are proud to have paid our respects as a community despite our physical separation on an Anzac Day like no other.