Lest we forget
Anzac Day, 25 April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember all Australians who served and died in war and on operational service. The spirit of Anzac, with its qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.
On Thursday 21st of April, students will be involved in a whole of school assembly. As is traditional for the College, excerpts will be read from the letters and diaries of Australians who experienced war firsthand.
School leaders, Jamie Brady, Tyler Jamieson and Kyal Mason will attend the Anzac Day Pakenham dawn service to be held at the cenotaph outside the public hall and library complex on the corners of John and Henry streets. Following the service, students will participate in the wreath laying ceremony.
Content and Photo Credits: Australian War Memorial Website