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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Anzac Day Holiday in Australia

Anzac Day equates to no home school today. Whereas many people go to the Dawn Service, it is too difficult to motivate Boy to get out of bed. Instead we watched an Anzac Parade on television and I compiled my Anzac Edition of the Carnival of Australia.

Looking for Anzac Day photos, I came upon a list of Anzac links from the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee in Queensland. The contained information was excellent and I post the links here to share a little of our Australian History with other home schoolers looking for quick information about how Australia recognises their war dead and serving soldiers.

ANZAC: The origin of the acronym ‘ANZAC’
The Dawn Service
ANZAC Day Commemoration
Outline Commemoration Service for ANZAC Day
The Australian National Flag
Australia’s War Dead
Australian War Memorials
Bugle Calls
The Catafalque Party
Colours Tell the Story
The Poppy is for Sacrifice (Poppy photograph courtesy of saucyann at stock.xchng)
The Rising Sun Badge
Rosemary is for Remembrance
The Military Salute
The Slouch Hat and Emu Plumes
The Victoria Cross
Words of Remembrance

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