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Commemorating with Pride

April 28, 2015

This year’s Anzac Day, 100 years since the landing in Gallipoli, is a particularly special day on which we remember all Australians who have served their Country and made the ultimate sacrifice, their life. The spirit of Anzac, with its human qualities of courage, mate-ship and sacrifice continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity. At Our Lady Help of Christians’ Catholic School, Epping, the students, boys and girls alike, learnt the skill of knitting to create a wreath of poppies for their Anzac Day Liturgy. Parishioners, grandparents and parents, current and past, assisted the students in learning how to knit the poppies. The school captains then presented the wreath at a dawn service at the Forest Park cenotaph. Each student was presented with a memento of this special event – a penny (medallion) with a poppy and the word REMEMBER on one side. On the other side of the penny is the school crest and logo featuring the words COMMEMORATING WITH PRIDE 2015. Principal of Our Lady Help of Christians’ School, Mary Hor said to her pupils, “Take special care of this Anzac penny and when you look at it keep alive the memories of all those who fought for our freedom or served their country”.