ANZAC Day Dawn Service

At school last week a solemn ceremony was performed to commemorate ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day, the anniversary of the landing of troops from Australia and New Zealand on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, in World War I on April 25, 1915. Students participated in a candle lighting ceremony, sang both the New Zealand and Australian National Anthems and listened to a brief history of World War I prepared and delivered by students. Representatives attended from a number of community organisations including the RSL, Lions and Councillor Peter Matic.

At the Dawn Service on Friday morning, Gregor Evans came with me to represent the school and laid a wreath at the Toowong Memorial Park at the Memorial, Sylvan Road, Toowong. The bravery of all military personnel who participated in World War I and the lives of those who died in all military actions were remembered.

(Photo: Gregor Evans)