Assembly at John Fawkner College
Anzac Day, 25 April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. Australians recognise 25 April as a day of national remembrance. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
Today, students at John Fawkner College took part in an ANZAC Day assembly to commemorate the ANZAC’s as well as all Australians who have served and died in war. School Captains, Lachlan and Daniella lead the formal ceremony which was marked by a keynote address from Mr. Natoli followed by ‘The Ode’. The last post was heard and students observed a minute silence.
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 past and present.
The spirit of Anzac, with its qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.
Dr Brenden Nelson, Director | Australian War Memorial
Check out the full article from the Australian War Memorial website: https://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/anzac-day/traditions