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ANZAC Day Service 2018
ANZAC Day (25 April) is observed in New Zealand as a day of commemoration for those who died in the service of their country and to honour returned servicemen and women. Since the first anniversary of the Gallipoli landing in 1916, ANZAC Day has evolved to acknowledge the sacrifice and service of subsequent wars and to encompass new understandings of the full impact of armed conflict on those who have served their country.
At the ANZAC Assembly held on Friday 13th April, we remembered those, including former King’s High School students, who gave their lives and service to maintain our freedom.
Our guest speaker was Senior Constable Mr Lox Kellas, a King’s Old Boy from 1960 – 65. He was a School Prefect, played in the 1st XV and represented the school at athletics. He was also one of the first students to do Duke of Edinburgh. His other passions included Lifesaving and the cadets.
Mr Kellas served with the NZ Army from 1967 to 1997 both with the regular and territorial forces, including serving in Vietnam, completing an extended Tour of Duty from 1968 -1970.
Sometimes men and women need to fight for their freedom.
That fight always comes at a cost.
Today we remember those that paid the ultimate price so that our freedoms might remain intact.
Anzac Day 2014
Above; Head Boy, Will Meiklejohn reads the Roll of Honour.
From right; Will, Doug Jackson, Hugh Kidd, Bob Glass and Darren Munro.
The Last Post
Anzac Day 2012 – School Assembly – The Roll of Honour
Doug Jackson, David Horne, Mac Stevens, Bob Glass and Hugh Kidd
Anzac Day 2009
Pictured below are staff, Old Boys’ representatives and Head Prefect and Deputy Prefects as they prepare to lay wreaths at the King’s flagpole.