What is Anzac Day?

Really really cool and appropriate with the anniversary coming up!

Nat Natters

This was written earlier in the year for a local newsletter, reflecting on the value of ANZAC day celebrations in our country. Enjoy.

What do you know about the history of our area, our country, our world? Are you aware of the ways in which those who went before us have shaped what we have and who we are today?

Anzac Day is one of those times where New Zealanders take time as a nation to reflect on our history. While it is always moving to witness our returned servicemen and women leading an annual parade, it is equally touching to see them standing shoulder to shoulder with our children. Anzac Day is an opportunity to share our nations’ history with our tamariki, giving them a chance to learn about the sacrifices that were made, to understand that lives were lost and changed forever to grant them a future.

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