ANZAC Day is important to remember because many people died in World War 1 (by Louisa, Atara and Aine). On the 25th April, 1915 the soldiers in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed on Gallipoli. During this time over 8,000 Australian soldiers were killed fighting for our freedom. On ANZAC Day we remember the soliders who fought in the war for our freedom (by Theresa, Zara and Sophie).
Although the Gallipoli campaign failed in its military objectives, the Australian and New Zealand actions during the campaign left us all a powerful legacy. The creation of what became known as the “ANZAC legend” became an important part of the identity of both nations, shaping the ways they viewed both their past and their future. Click on the video link below to hear the song ‘The Last ANZAC’.
Jack Simpson was a very kind, helpful and brave man. He rescued many wounded soldiers. Jack was only 22 when he died, he was shot in the back and it hit his heart. During his time in Gallipoli Jack used lots of donkey to help him transport the wounded soldiers. His favourite donkey was Duffy (By Brigitte, Kes and Lachlan). Jack was kind, helpful, responsible, generous, and brave. He was a hero to many people (By Sarah, Gemma, and Ellie). Click on the link below to learn more about Jack Simpson and his donkey Duffy.
They shall not grow 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.
What does ANZAC Day mean to you?