The College’s Junior School students celebrated Remembrance Day (November 11) this morning with a Liturgy in the Cathedral led by Year 6 Banksia.
To commemorate the occasion, each class created a poppy wreath as a symbol of remembrance for all Australians who have died as a result of war.
Universally known as the ‘flower of remembrance’, poppies were among the first plants that came from the battlefields of northern France and Belgium during World War I.
An annual tradition at St Mary’s College, the Remembrance Day ceremony is an important way for our students to show their appreciation for all those who have sacrificed their lives for the freedom of our great nation. #wewillrememberthem
Our Senior School students will participate in their own prayer service at the College on Monday 12 November.
Centenary of Armistice 2018
Remembrance Day has a special significance in 2018, as Sunday 11 November marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the first World War (1914-18).
You can learn more about the day’s historical importance by visiting the Australian War Memorial website here: https://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/remembrance-day