Honoring ANZAC Day: A Message from Samoa Police, Prisons & Corrections Services

On this ANZAC Day, we come together to remember and honor the bravery and sacrifice of our servicemen and women who fought valiantly for the values of freedom, democracy, and peace. As we reflect on the courage displayed on the shores of Gallipoli and in conflicts around the world, we are reminded of the debt of gratitude we owe to those who served and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Today, as guardians of law and order, the Samoa Police, Prisons & Corrections Services, we stand in solemn remembrance alongside our ANZAC allies. We recognize the enduring partnership between our nations, forged in the crucible of conflict and strengthened through shared values and mutual respect.

As we pay tribute to the ANZAC legacy, let us also reaffirm our commitment to uphold the principles of justice, equality, and freedom for which they fought. May we draw inspiration from their courage and resilience as we strive to build a better, more peaceful world for future generations.

Lest we forget the sacrifices of the past, let us honor them by embracing the values for which they stood, and working tirelessly to ensure that their legacy endures. As the sun sets on another ANZAC Day, let us remember them with the solemn recitation of the ANZAC Ode:

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”

Today, and every day, we salute the ANZAC spirit and all those who have served in the defense of freedom and democracy. We will remember them.