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ANZAC spirit filled the air at Home Hill State High School on Thursday last week, as the entire school stopped to reflect on the supreme sacrifice made by many almost a century ago. Among invited guests from the Australian Defence Force, Home Hill RSL and Burdekin Shire Council, School Captains Reece D’Alessandro and Kimberley Bourke laid a wreath in the school’s memorial garden before the assembled students. Students also laid red poppies and a morning tea was held in the Resource Centre where an extensive memorial display was on show. School Principal Steven Miskin addressed the students reminding them of the sacrifice of those before, and of how they should honour the fallen through actions which would make the ANZACs proud.

Home Hill State High School continues to pride itself on community involvement. Approximately one third of the student population proudly marched for the fallen at the Home Hill Community Parade and some attended other proceedings throughout the town including the Dawn Service and Gunfire Breakfast. Mr Miskin said “I am proud of my students in their contribution to these events. Our young generation is so respectful of the ANZAC tradition, and I am confident they will ensure the legend never loses its poignancy in, or relevance to, our society.”