ANZAC Day – Beechworth 25 April 2022

On Monday 25 April, Chez and Mrs McDonald were joined by some of our students as we participated in the Beechworth ANZAC Day Parade. This was then followed by the ANZAC Commemoration Service at the Beechworth Cenotaph. We felt very honoured to be asked to present ‘The Cross of the Unknown Soldier”. This task was respectfully undertaken by Pearl F. and Hayden N. Later in the ceremony Hayden and Emily M. presented the floral wreath on behalf of the school. We are very proud of the way that our student leaders and students represented our school on such a special occasion in front of a larger than usual crowd.

This was followed by a special Assembly for ANZAC Day held at school on Tuesday  morning. We gathered together to remember the ANZACs, their bravery and sacrifice and the qualities of courage, equality, endurance and mateship. It is important that we share the stories of the ANZACs and honour them. We need to remember who they were, what they sacrificed and how we can honour them by living the qualities that they embodied. As time moves on, we become increasingly important stakeholders as we become the caretakers of the ANZAC memories and message.