We spent some time each day this week on the importance of ANZAC Day and remembering the sacrifices made by others.
I've put together what we covered this week in pictures.
This 45 minute mini documentary retraces some of the steps from the landing in ANZAC Cove and the battles that followed in the hills. Very informative, we all learned a great deal from this one.
We watched several you tube clips.
This is a Scottish clip, but still explains the story of the Poppy quite well.
Made ANZAC Biscuits.
We received a great pack put out by Veteran Affairs and spent some time looking through some of what it included.
The ABC interactive Gallipoli website is a wealth of information and we watched several of the clips on this site.
This song, The Little Red Poppy, was actually on a disc in the back of the book, The Red Poppy. It is very beautiful and extremely moving.
Utilised our Skwirk subscription to extend the learning further.
Attended our local ANZAC March to cheer on the diggers and other participants, including my son, who marched with his Cadets Troop.
Shed many a tear as we imagined what an absolutely horrible experience it must of been.
I do feel it is important we continue to remember, without glorifying war. Our younger generations need to know these stories, the complete stories, and so we will continue delving deeper into the ANZAC legend with each coming year.
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