Approximately 3,000 people attended the Special Air Service Regiment’s 2014 ANZAC Day Dawn Service.
Those attending were limited to serving and former members of the Regiment with families and friends. Many in the crowd had travelled from interstate to be part of the Regiment’s Golden Jubilee celebrations throughout April.
The Commanding Officer’s ANZAC Day Address was heartfelt and included a message to SASR from a student of the Sacred Heart Primary School Highgate, viz:
“When I layed the flowers by the Rock
I felt a feeling of pride and shock.
All these men had passed away,
but the ANZAC spirit would never fray.
Side by side in the Garden they lay –
I think of their families and silently pray.”
The Year 6 Class of the school visited the SAS Historical Collection on 4 April and their teacher, the daughter of a former member of the Unit, gave them an assignment to write messages about the ANZAC spirit. The SAS Historical Foundation prepared a temporary exhibit for ANZAC Day visitors displaying the children’s messages.