ANZAC Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they took in that name endures to this day.
Anzac day is a great time for us to pass on years of tradition to our children so they may carry these on for years to come.
Dawn, Citizen, Civic and Community Services
Introducing your children to a commemorative ceremony on the Gold Coast is a moving experience and something your children will appreciate you sharing with them. Services start from 4.15am through to 3:40pm.
Features of a commemorative ceremony may include:
- Laying of wreaths
- The recitation, including The Ode
- Sounding the Last Post
- A period of silence
- The Rouse and the Reveille
- Red poppies
- The unknown soldier
- Reversed arms
- The lone charger
- The gun carriage
- Flags at half mast
- Rifle volleys and gun salutes
- The lone piper and Flowers of the forest
Learning about ANZAC day for kids
An introduction to ANZAC day for early childhood
Learning about ANZAC Day helps young children to understand the life and times of Australia and its people.
Online ANZAC games, puzzles and activities