Shannon Noll is an Australian rock singer-songwriter who has recently become an Ambassador for Soldier On. He is committed to the not-for-profit organisation’s vision to enable veterans and their families to thrive.
Shannon’s latest album entitled ‘Unbroken’, is relevant to the challenging times’ veterans and the wider community are facing today: “It’s been a testing time for me in the past few years, just trying to adapt and survive,” he says, “so it’s just to say I’m still going and that it would take more than that to stop me.”
Shannon has recently recorded a brand-new version of ‘I was only 19’ for Soldier On, played during a unique virtual service to honour and commemorate veterans on Anzac Day. The Soldier On commemorative service can be viewed on the Soldier On website, as well as from the ‘Driveway at Dawn’ app, developed by the ‘Aussies and Kiwis for Anzacs’ Facebook group.
The Soldier On commemorative service incorporated traditional readings, the laying of the wreath, a Commemorative Address by His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), ‘The Last Post’ by the Band of the Royal Military College Band, and the new rendition of ‘I was only 19’ by Shannon Noll and his brothers.
The service was streamed on the Soldier On the website at 6.30 am Saturday 25th April, following the broadcast by the ABC of the Australian War Memorial National Service at 5 am. Find out more at www.soldieron.org.au/commemorate.