Commemoration of the Battle of El Alamein

Commemoration of the Battle of El Alamein

Last Sunday, the Year 11 Student Representatives from St Aloysius College, Ms Paddy McEvoy and I were invited to participate in the Commemoration of the Battle of El Alamein at the 2/43rd Memorial Pathway of Honour. St Aloysius College holds a connection to the history and sacrifices made by the 2/43rd and is proud to hold and have in our care, the Memorial Crosses and Regimental Banner for the 2/43rd.

Anjali and Gabi spoke at the service about the Mercy values of Courage and Service, connecting the historical context of the Battle of El Alamein with the College’s values, to honour those who fought in the battle and highlighted the enduring impact of their legacy. It was heartening to see students engage with and appreciate the historical significance of events like these.

The long-standing friendship between St Aloysius College and the families and friends of those who fought at El Alamein adds a personal and meaningful dimension to the commemoration. Such connections ensure that the memory of the sacrifices made during the Battle of El Alamein is kept alive and respected.

“Lest We Forget” serves as a poignant reminder to honour and remember the brave individuals who fought and sacrificed for their country. It’s important for younger generations to understand and appreciate the historical events that have shaped their world, and events like the Commemoration at the 2/43rd Memorial Pathway of Honour contribute significantly to this awareness.

Ms Jacqui Mcilroy
Deputy Principal (Pastoral Care)


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