REMEMBERING THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED

ANZAC DAY
St Joseph’s has the proud tradition of working with past student, Mr John Searle from the RSL, to continue our respect for all service men & women who have fought for Australia and across the world. 

Australians recognise April 25 as a day of national remembrance, and students and staff of St Joseph’s College recognise this event in a Commemorative service held at the College Flag Pole each year. 

The Anzac Day service is a time at which our students reflect on the many different meanings of war, hearing personal stories from those who have served for Australia. We believe that ANZAC day is one of Australia’s most important national occasions and students must continue to preserve this tradition.

Our College Captains also represent St Joseph’s College at the Mildura Dawn service and each year lay a wreath at the War Epitaph in Henderson Park. 
REMEMBRANCE DAY
“At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare. The allied armies had driven the German invaders back, having inflicted heavy defeats upon them over the preceding four months. In November the Germans called for an armistice (suspension of fighting) in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted allied terms that amounted to unconditional surrender.

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month attained a special significance in the post-war years. The moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front became universally associated with the remembrance of those who had died in the war. This first modern world conflict had brought about the mobilisation of over 70 million people and left between 9 and 13 million dead, perhaps as many as one-third of them with no known grave. The allied nations chose this day and time for the commemoration of their war dead.”

Information sourced from: https://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/remembrance/tradition/

St Joseph’s College students reflect upon the end of the First World War with a solemn and dignified service in commemoration of Remembrance Day.
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