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Anzac Day Reflections from Canberra Metro Operations

On Anzac Day, we take a moment to reflect not only on the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women but also on the profound impact they continue to have on our communities. At CMET, we are proud to count among our team, veterans who bring their unique experiences and perspectives to our workforce. We spoke to some of these staff to hear their thoughts and reflections about Anzac Day and the intersection of their military service with their roles at CMET.

The values instilled during military service often leave a lasting impression on veterans, shaping their approach to work and life beyond the armed forces. LRV driver Semisi, who served in the Tongan Defence Services reflected, “As a civilian, I look back and I am thankful for the life lessons the army taught me. As an employee of CMET, I try to apply it to my job as an LRV operator, CMET has the same values and I try to live up to it as best as can as I if I were still in the army.”

Transitioning from a position in the Army to civilian life is significant and for some, quite a contrast. Driver Gary, a former member of the Australian Defence Force who served in the Royal Australian Electrical & Mechanical Engineers said, “It is a very different role to what I did in the military but having good situational awareness and observation skills has put me in good stead for my current role.”

While their uniforms may have changed, the commitment to service remains strong among our veterans working at CMET. They remind us of the importance of honouring the past while looking toward the future. “Anzac Day is a reminder of the sacrifices made for our freedom,” said General Manager Bruno, a former member of the French Armed Forces 43rd Infantry Regiment. “It’s a day to pause, reflect, and express gratitude.”

At CMET, we are proud to stand alongside our veterans who bring their unique perspectives and unwavering dedication to serving others.

Lest We Forget.


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