26 Apr 2017

Anzac Day Service

All Saints Grammar recognises the 25th of April as a day of national remembrance and appreciation for the men and women who fought bravely to protect our freedom. The ASG Community also acknowledges its cultural significance by displaying respect to the professional service personnel that continue to protect this historical legacy.

In commemoration to this legacy, All Saints Grammar honoured soldiers by paying tribute on both Tuesday and Wednesday with a wreath laying ceremony hosted by Campsie RSL, a visit to the city to cheer on the Evzones (Hellenic Presidential Guard marching in honour of the Anzacs), a School Liturgy and an Anzac Day Remembrance Service.

On Tuesday morning Donna Vithoulka and Johnathan Manikis along with ASG teacher Miss Cross attended the ANZAC service hosted by Campsie RSL and laid a wreath on behalf of the school with the Primary School Captains. After this ceremony All Saints Grammar was awarded a $5000 cheque for undertaking a research project entitled “The Victoria Cross – Australia’s highest wartime award”, where students researched a Victoria Cross recipient and presented their work in a digital format, which is currently on display at Campsie RSL.

In the afternoon, dedicated staff and students travelled to the city on their day off to cheer on the Greek soldiers (Evzones) with great spirit and pride as they were marching in honour and respect of the Anzacs. ASG student representatives and Head of School were also afforded the opportunity to proudly stand alongside the Evzones for a beautiful group photo where our students displayed great composure.

On Wednesday we hosted a School Liturgy with families and an Anzac Day Remembrance Service from 8:30am. The Evzones marched in perfect synchronicity towards the All Saints Church and Belmore Parish steps to kindly pay their respects with us in Church, it was truly a proud moment for All Saints Grammar.

We would like to thank everyone for their support and those in attendance with special thanks to the Hellenic Presidential Guard (Evzones), All Saints Grammar Community, AHEPA, All Saints Parish, The Hellenic Club and the Consulate General of Sydney.

 

LEST WE FORGET.

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