Monday, April 25, 2011

Anzac Day

Today we celebrated a very special day in Australia. It is Anzac Day - a day when we remember all those men and women who fought to make Australia the wonderful safe place it is today. Anzac stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. This year our school principal asked me if I would take the senior students and prepare our ceremony. It was a wonderful experience. With help from the students we organised our guest speaker, chose the music and poems the students read and made the wreath for the ceremony. As I now have a lovely new building to work in with lots of room I made an Anzac Day display which the students loved. The photo is of a friend's husband who fought in Vietnam. The slouch hat also belongs to him. The bugle belongs to my husband's family but sadly we don't know exactly who played it so many years ago. It's so sad when history is lost like that. 



Jacalyn @ said...

What wonderful displays and what a wonderful tribute! Have a great week!


Decor To Adore said...

Wow! We have family that lives in Melbourne but I have never heard about this holiday.

Just wonderful!

Deanna said...

Suzy, God bless you!
I sit here on the other side of the world in the state of Kansas in the united states.
May you have a great day,

Shabbyprimdelights said...

Thankyou for sharing your Anzac is an important part of our history to remember. I still have my dads slouch hat plus a matchbox trench art cover made by a great uncle.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

So interesting. I havn't heard of this holiday. How wonderful to be able to share such special occassions. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty