Friday 25 April 2008

ANZAC spirit

It is ANZAC day in Australia - a day to remember all service men & women who have given their lives in war to protect the freedom of our country. We are in great debt to their bravery. Last September, I had the privilege of accompanying a Year 5/6 group of children on a school excursion to Canberra, Australia's capital city. We visited the Australian War Memorial and saw the Roll of Honour which lists every Australian who has died in war since 1885. Visitors are able to place red paper poppies beside the names of soldiers who have special significance to them. This Roll of Honour speaks powerfully of the magnitude of Australian lives lost in war - a list of more than 102,000 names. Lest We Forget.
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