WHAT IS ANZAC DAY?
A.N.Z.A.C stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. Anzac Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day on which we remember Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peace keeping operations. The spirit of Anzac, with its human qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.
THE LAST POST
There is a special song played on the trumpet and it is called ‘The Last Post’. Here is what it sounds like:
The Last Post is to have a minute of silence and remember all of the soldiers who died in ANY of the wars. A lot of countries have Dawn Services and they play The Last Post there.
Dawn Services for ANZAC Day are when you go to a place and there is people talking about ANZAC Day and they play The Last Post and then have a minute of silence as I said, to remember the soldiers who have died in the past.
Do you have any medals from your families history?
Does your state or territory go on marches for ANZAC Day?
ANZAC DAY IS HELD ON THE 25TH APRIL EVERY YEAR.