ANZAC DAY

Our school recognizes the importance of celebrating important religious and cultural events from countries throughout the world. This Thursday 25th April is ANZAC DAY in Australia and New Zealand. Please come to the school and see the display in the foyer.  As is custom on this day, we wear poppies (a flower) as a mark of respect for our fallen soldiers.  We will all be making and wearing poppies on Thursday.  If you come to the school please take a poppy from the front counter and wear it.

ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they took in that name endures to this day.

ANZAC Day is probably Australia and New Zealand's most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC Day now goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day we remember all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. The spirit of ANZAC, with its human qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity. On ANZAC day, ceremonies are held in towns and cities across both nations to acknowledge the service of our veterans.

ANZAC Square in Brisbane, Australia, features the eternal flame and is dedicated to Australia's military heritage.

Poppy at the Australian War Memorial

 

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