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Anzac Day is something I hold dear in my heart like many other Aussies!

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

The well know verse that sends shivers down my spine…. I am saddened at recent reports that our children of today have little understanding of the story behind Anzac Day. DO you teach your children what it is all about?

I found a wonderful childrens book called “Anzac Day Parade” by Glenda Kane and Lisa Allen and recommend checking it out and reading it to your beautiful children.

Anzac Day is part of us and should be remembered.


Posted anonymously, 21st April 2015


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  • My children know about and attend Anzac services annually.

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  • A peaceful Anzac Day to all Mom’s members and their families.

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  • Thanks for sharing your thoughts and for raising awareness of this book.

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  • I think quite a lot of schools are getting the Anzac story and it’s significance to the kids.. There are quite a few secondary school students going to Gallipoli on a pilgrimage so don’t lose heart. When my dear dad was alive we used to go to Wangaratta and still do ] to his annual Rats of Tobruk reunion weekend and at the dinner when they played The Last Post that sent shivers down my spine and always will! The verse you have used above also has the same effect on me. It is sad though some don’t really care about the Anzacs. I can remember when I was a kid in grade 6 [ I am 67 now ] there were a bunch of kids laughing and joking during a ceremony at school. I felt really angry and saddened. They were punished by the principal but these days that would not be allowed.

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