They’re some of Australia’s most recognised faces in the entertainment industry.And on Monday, the likes of Sylvia Jeffreys and Delta Goodrem shared Anzac Day tributes to honour servicemen and women.Sylvia, 36, took to Instagram sharing a photo of her late grandfather, Neil Hamilton Russell.
‘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.
The mother-of-two said her grandfather showed ‘courage and selflessness in the face of a relentless enemy.’Home and Away James Stewart shared a photo alongside his wife Sarah Roberts and daughter Scout at a Anzac Day dawn service.‘Lest we forget,’ James captioned this post.
Celebrity personal trainer Michelle Bridges said being raised in a military family makes Anzac Day ‘special in meaning and in memories’. ‘Anzac Day was always a big day in our family and although when young I didn’t go to the dawn service, as I became an adult it became a powerful way to pay respect,’ 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.’Former Home and Away star Todd Lasance proudly donned his grandfather’s medals at 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 at the dawn service with their pop, Air Commodore Robert Rodgers AM CSM.
‘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 paid her respects to our service by attending a dawn service at Waverly Cemetery in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
‘Grateful for all the good things.’ she captioned the early morning post. Singer Delta Goodrem also shared a tribute for Anzac Day on her Instagram stories writing ‘Lest we forget’ alongside The Ode.
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 took to his Instagram stories to share The Ode before writing ‘Lest we forget’.