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Remembrance Day

posted 10 Nov 2016, 19:49 by Michelle Virgona   [ updated 10 Nov 2016, 19:51 ]
This year November 11 marks the 98th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914-1918). Each year on this day Australian's observe one minutes silence at 11am, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts. 

The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem 'In Flanders Fields'. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War 1, their brilliant red colour became a symbol for the blood spilled at war. 

Thank you to Year 5 who organised a lovely prayer and reflection to mark this day of commemoration at the eleventh hour. It was lovely to see the participation of students from all grades as they laid wreaths and the school band who played the National Anthem and the Last Post as we all reflected in silence and prayer.