|ANZAC Day Saturday 25 April 2015- Melbourne|
This year was the Centenary of the ANZACs, marking 100 years since Australia and New Zealand's involvement in the First World War. We remember not only the original ANZACs who served at Gallipoli and the Western Front, but also, more than a century of service by Australian servicemen and women.
For more than a decade the school were I work has been affiliated with the Malaya and Borneo Veterans. This year was my very first ANZAC Day March where I watched our students proudly carry the banner and flags and joined with the Veterans in the march along St. Kilda Road, up to the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.
|Feberation Square Steps|
It was cold and wet but that did not deter our students, our veterans and the thousands of people who lined St. Kilda Road to honour our armed forces and veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, our freedom and our way of life.
|Handmade Poppies line both side of|
St. Kilda Road, Melbourne
|Malaya & Borneo Veterans Luncheon|
Handmade poppies lined both sides of St. Kilda Road and the steps of Federation Square. Our textile students contributed 100 handmade poppies to this display and were very happy to have been part of the "5000 Poppies Project. After the march we were privileged to join the Malaya Borneo Vets at lunch where we listened to their stories funny and sad.
So why do we make ANZAC biscuits, especially at this time of the year? ANZAC biscuits received their name during the First World War, when biscuits were made without eggs so they would keep longer for the soldiers. See Recipe here