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Airman delivers inspiring Anzac Day address at Morisset | photos | videos RESPECTS: Harry Buckley, 91, one of the oldest surviving World War II veterans in Lake Macquarie, takes a floral wreath to lay at the cenotaph at Morisset on Tuesday. Picture: David Stewart

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SUPPORT: Several hundred people assembled at the war memorial at Morisset Country Club for the service. Bob Branz bows his head after laying a wreath at the cenotaph. Picture: David Stewart

INSPIRING: Squadron Leader Timothy Cantrill, from the RAAF’s No 2 Squadron, at Williamtown, urged locals to think differently about Anzac Day. Picture: David Stewart

Anzac Day service at Morisset Country Club. Picture: David Stewart

Anzac Day service at Morisset Country Club. Picture: David Stewart

The Morisset Anzac Day march passes through the centre of the town on its way to Morisset Country Club. Picture: David Stewart

Anzac Day service at Morisset Country Club. Picture: David Stewart

Anzac Day service at Morisset Country Club. Picture: David Stewart

Anzac Day service at Morisset Country Club. Picture: David Stewart

Anzac Day service at Morisset Country Club. Picture: David Stewart

Anzac Day service at Morisset Country Club. Picture: David Stewart

Anzac Day service at Morisset Country Club. Picture: David Stewart

Anzac Day service at Morisset Country Club. Picture: David Stewart

Anzac Day service at Morisset Country Club. Picture: David Stewart

Anzac Day service at Morisset Country Club. Picture: David Stewart

Anzac Day service at Morisset Country Club. Picture: David Stewart

Anzac Day service at Morisset Country Club. Picture: David Stewart

Anzac Day service at Morisset Country Club. Picture: David Stewart

South Lake Macquarie RSL sub-Branch secretary Craig McDonald was MC. Picture: David Stewart

Anzac Day service at Morisset Country Club. Picture: David Stewart

The Salvation Army’s Tim Gittins. Picture: David Stewart

South Lake Macquarie RSL sub-Branch vice-president, Des Green. Picture: David Stewart

Anzac Day service at Morisset Country Club. Picture: David Stewart

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facebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappcommentCommentsA leading Australian airmanhas urged all Australians –regardless of their station in life – to embrace the Anzac traitsof courage, self-sacrifice, and a total commitment to a better tomorrow.

Squadron Leader Timothy Cantrill, from the Royal Australian Air Force’s No 2 Squadron, at Williamtown, said while Anzac Day would always be about honouring those in the armed forces, it should also be a day for personal reflection.

Speaking at the Anzac Day ceremony at Morisset, Squadron Leader Cantrill said Anzac Day was also a time for Australians to consider their own work –whether paid or voluntary –and how it was “contributing something meaningful andenduring, and which makes real positive change to the nation”.

“While we acknowledge the sacrifice of every person who chooses to put on a [military] uniform, the truth is the Anzac legend was built by combatants and non-combatants,” he said.

“The best way to remember the sacrifice of others is to selflessly commit to what each of you sees as a need in your local community, and to do what you can to contribute to that community and the nation.”

He said that while Australia would always need defence personnel, “not all of us were called to put on a uniform”.

It was incumbent on civilians, therefore, to perpetuate the Anzac spirit of a fair go, mutual respect for individuals, and self-sacrifice, in their everyday lives, he said.

He challenged his audience not to think ofAnzac Day as being exclusively about what ex-service personnel did“in the past”.

“Anzac Day is about what you will do in the future,” he said.

“Tomorrow’s legacy will not be shaped by the heroism of those who served in the past only, but also it will be shaped by those serving in the future.

“It will be shaped by those who understand the responsibility for making a better tomorrow is yours.”

The airman’s address was well received, and drew spontaneous applause from the large crowd outside Morisset Country Club.

Earlier, current and ex-service personnel and their families marched through the town, accompanied by delegations fromlocal school, community and sporting groups.

Locals lined Dora Street and cheered the procession.