Tuesday, May 21, 2024

‘Lest We Forget’: Australian stars including Sylvia Jeffreys and Delta Goodrem lead celebrity Anzac Day tributes


They’re some of the most well-known entertainment figures in Australia.

On Monday, celebrities such as Sylvia Jeffreys and Delta Goodrem paid tribute to troops and women on Anzac Day.

Sylvia, 36, shared a photo of her late grandfather, Neil Hamilton Russell, on Instagram.

‘I have the great honour of speaking about my late Grandpa, Neil Hamilton Russell, at the Coorparoo RSL ANZAC Day Service in Brisbane this morning,’ Sylvia wrote.


‘Grandpa fought in five major campaigns across Syria, Libya, Egypt and New Guinea and was awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal for his bravery in Tobruk.

Her grandfather, according to the mother of two, exhibited “courage and selflessness in the face of a relentless opponent.”


Both at home and away At an Anzac Day dawn ceremony, James Stewart posted a photo with his wife Sarah Roberts and daughter Scout.

‘Lest we forget,’ James captioned this post.


Michelle Bridges, a celebrity personal trainer, remarked that being up in a military family makes Anzac Day “unique in meaning and memories.”

‘Anzac Day has always been a huge day in our family, and while I didn’t go to the dawn ceremony when I was younger, it became a strong opportunity to show tribute as I grew older,’ Michelle, 51, wrote.

‘To have marched wearing his medals years ago, was up there as one of the best days of my life. To all who gave their life, their courage and bravery for us, people who they will never meet or know, may it never be forgotten.

‘Let’s remind ourselves of these actions as we move into this next chapter of Australia’s history.’


Todd Lasance, the former star of Home and Away, proudly wore his grandfather’s medals during a dawn service this morning.

“Lest We Forget. Anzac Day. Proud moment honouring my late Granddad with his WW2 medals, and all those who have served. We will remember them,” he wrote.

Jimmy Barnes shared a black-and-white photo of his granddaughters, Ruby and Rosie, with their grandfather, Air Commodore Robert Rodgers AM CSM, at the dawn service.

‘There are 3 generations of medals in these pics. Bob proudly says that his most important job is Pop. Thank you Anzac families for your Duty and Service,’ Jimmy wrote.

Kate Ritchie also attended a dawn service at Waverly Cemetery in Sydney’s eastern suburbs to pay her respects to our service.

‘Grateful for all the good things..’ she captioned the early morning post.


Delta Goodrem also wrote ‘Lest we forget’ underneath The Ode on her Instagram stories as an homage to Anzac Day.

Kyly Clarke shared a photograph of a garden of red poppies alongside the words: ‘They fought for us and paid the ultimate price. Lest we forget.’

Actor Lincoln Lewis also shared The Ode on his Instagram stories before remarking, ‘Lest we forget.’


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