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|May 8, 2019| 2mins
Anzac Day is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australia and New Zealand forces during the First World War. The Australian and New Zealand forces formed part of the expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula and capture Constantinople (now known as Istanbul), as ally of Germany. The Anzacs landed on Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 and fought for 8 months with both sides suffering huge causalities – Australia having more than 8,000 Australia soldiers dying. Although the Gallipoli campaign failed is military objective it left a strong and powerful legacy and became an important part of the identity of both nations, shaping the way in which they viewed both their past and present.
Now, Anzac Day serves to commemorate the lives of any Australian who has died in military and peacekeeping operations.
Timber Tots’ believes in providing our children with the best opportunities to learn about our country including Anzac Day. On this day we combine our passion for the outdoors and pay tribute to and remember those who have served. Our special day allows the children to learn and be apart of the important steps to the service. Our children joined in on a parade lead by the bagpipes down to the big tree, they participated in laying of the wreaths, listening to the trumpet playing the last post and rouse, singing the National Anthem and then we all enjoyed a sausage sizzle.