The spirit of the ANZACs

Ed, Where can young people find their place in the ANZAC tradition? While it may be harder for young people to relate to the individual experience of the veterans and to know their names and battles they fought, every Australian can embody the qualities of the ANZAC spirit. Courage, loyalty, compassion, mateship, endurance – the ANZAC spirit is something that lives on long after the battles are fought. Whether it is helping communities after a natural disaster, supporting people at risk of homelessness, or providing a hand up to those affected by a family tragedy – every Australian, young or old, can uphold the spirit of the ANZACs. So let us honour our soldiers in the best way possible by remembering the sacrifices they’ve made and embodying the ANZAC spirit in everything that we do. Let us be a voice for those suffering injustice or hardship. And let us transform Australia one life at a time, giving hope where it’s needed most. Lieutenant Colonel Neil Venables Secretary of Communications The Salvation Army