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Thursday, 7 May 2015

ANZAC Assembly

On Friday the 25th of April we had a very special Assembly for ANZAC. Mr Burt took us out to show us our special Remembrance field to remember the soldiers who fought for our freedom. They sacrificed their lives to keep peace in this world from all the bad things that happened in world war 1. When all of the kids got to the Remembrance field we had to have a moment of silence to show respect and honour those who fought for us in the war. Then people started praying for all the luck that they have been given to us in this world. And then the trumpet started playing for a moment to finish the end of the assembly.

Did you know that in WW1 they did not only have soldiers in the army but they had different types of animals to help with things like carry ammunition, pull guns and carry wagons. Dogs were used also to help send messages, to help search for wounded soldiers and carry medicine. Dogs were a better choice to use because they were faster and more quicker than a soldier, so they would have more of a chance to survive if they had to run across the battlefield to send a message to the others. If someone got caught they would let them go because people didn’t want to kill others. They would just surrender and send them back to have peace.

At our Special Assembly we had some of our students and teachers wearing poppies to show the remembrance of those who had served for us. Poppies were the first flowers that blossomed in the spring during 1915 on the battlefields when the war had ended. Poppies are worn as a symbol in memory of those who had fought and died for us during the world war 1. It was the inspiration and dedication of two women who promoted this same “Memorial Flower” funds were raised to help support those in need, especially servicemen and civilians suffering from physical and mental hardship as a result of war.

What I have learnt about ANZAC is that in New Zealand ANZAC is marked as a national public holiday, which everybody has a day off to remember those who fought for us in WW1. And dogs in world war one they can very help because they help the people that were wounded in World war 1 and carry things.

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