By Matilda Ewart
I wake up early to go down to the park
Everyone is down there
People with medals and people with flowers, wreaths and poppies.
People who come to honour and remember those who went to war.
To remember the soldiers who fought bravely, who suffered and who died.
To remember the families pain and tears for their loved ones who went off to war.
To remember the many nurses who risked their lives to save others.
To remember the men and women who came back and those who didn’t.
TO KEEP US SAFE.
Without them, we might not even be here today.
ANZAC Day is a special day we have to remember those brave people.
So how do we commemorate them?
We lay wreaths of poppies and flowers.
WE take off our hats.
We listen to their stories and poems of war.
We listen to the last post and the rouse.
We have a minutes silent to remember.
Men, women, sons, daughters, husbands, wives, mum, dad, family and friends.
A long time ago I met one of the soldiers who battled.
He was my great grandfather.
Patrick Francis Ward, Pop Pat.
I have been, told his story and I have read some of his book.
He was a survivor, but was often tormented by his memories.
Hi experience of war he never forgot.
Lest We Forget.
By Keiliegh Balmer
I would like to thank you all for attending our dawn service. Mum has been bringing me to this service since I was born. As I look out this morning at so many faces, I would like to reflect on the sacrifices that were made so many years ago. The sacrifices that enable us as Australians to have the freedom we do today. So I ask you, to ask yourself, are you worthy of the sacrifices that the soldiers made?
I have been researching information about Gallipoli. This is what I have found out.
- The battle of Gallipoli was fought between February 17th 1915 to January 9th 1916
- The battle lasted for 10months, 3 weeks and 2 days.
- Australia, New Zealand, British and French troops fought together.
- The beach where Australia and New Zealand troops landed became known as ANZAC cove.
- The beach where the British and French landed was known as Helles.
- The battle of Gallipoli was a military campaign during World War 1
- The first dawn service was in 1923
As I was researching these facts, I realised that War last for a long time and we have been commemorating ANZAC day for many years. I also realised that Australians came together with soldiers form many other countries to fight.
I hope that in the future there are no more wars because many soldiers die and they are out brothers, sisters and family friends