Remembering all those brave men and women who
stepped forth so valiantly to protect country and home.
Past, present and future, how fortunate are we
that they take the pledge to serve their country.
More than 3000 Australian Defence Force
members are deployed around the world today.
Our prayers are with them as well.
My son, Patrick, is a third year cadet at the
Australian Defence Force Academy.
He was one of the many who
marched in commemoration of Anzac Day.
He hopes to make the Army his career.
I am proud of him for making that choice.
To read the latest news on Anzac Day coverage
from the Australian Government
Department of Defence
go to www.defence.gov.au