Trinity Students Reach out to Veterans

Students from Trinity College, Perth, are keeping the spirit of Anzac Day alive by throughout the pandemic in creative and compassionate ways.

Vietnam veteran, Graham Edwards, was delighted to get a visit – and a delivery of Anzac biscuits – from fellow Trinity College Old Boy, Dion Smith and his sons, Harry, Ted and Bill, all current Trinity College students.

Anzac Day 2020 will be remembered as unique, when Australia commemorated a little differently – as one, but in isolation.

Graham, from the class of 1964, is a former State President of the WA Branch of The Returned & Services League. It was planned for him to deliver the keynote address at his former school’s Anzac Remembrance Service this year. The ceremony is always an important date on the Trinity College calendar, with the entire student body and staff, a large contingent of Old Boys and Old Boy Veterans attending.

Dion Smith, who is the President of the Trinity-Terrace Old Boys’ Association (TOBA), said, “Our Alumni have always been strong and very much engaged with the current students, and ANZAC Day has always been a special celebration for the whole community. We are all disappointed that our Old Boys, especially our Veterans, cannot unite as a group to remember their mates with current Trinity students, as planned”.

Dion further added, “Our Old Boy motto – Keeping the Spirit Alive – could not be more apt in this time of self-isolation. This year’s plans can be put on hold and resurrected for a bigger and better 2021 Remembrance Service”.

TOBA were delighted to hand deliver a number of Anzac parcels to their veteran members this week.

24 April 2020