Humanities Prefect – Remembrance Day

At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare in the First World war. An armistice was signed  and was followed by the German surrender that finally created peace after years of war.

This day has become known as Remembrance Day, a nationally recognised day of commemoration for the sacrifices of all our servicemen and women who have fallen in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

Last Friday at 11am the school community gathered for a brief commemorative ceremony to acknowledge this important day; pausing for a minute silence, the reading of the Ode and a prayer.

The sacrifices of  Australia’s servicemen and women in the past, present and future are extremely significant to our nation and it is extremely vital to always remember them.

Lest we forget.

 

Adeline Simon