Delany College students reflect on centenary service at Lone Pine
From ABC Online: Students from Delany College in Granville reflect on what they have learnt during their trip to Turkey to take part in the Anzac Day centenary commemorations at Lone Pine.
By students Krystal Docker, Divashna Kumal, Raphaella Chidiac & Beverly Kaviya
Being at Gallipoli on Anzac Day has been an incredible experience.
We have tried to understand what it might have been like for the Anzacs, in our classrooms, but have struggled to properly relate to its significance.
To walk on the same shores as the Anzacs has given us the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the history which has built our nation.
This is the landscape which holds the blood and bones of young people, many not much older than us.
This land witnessed what really happened; anticipation, fear, strength, resilience, death.
Being part of the Dawn Service in Gallipoli was a proud moment for us.
The singing of the national anthem affected us in ways we could not predict, as the tears flowed.
It evoked a sense of national pride which swelled through us, as we reflected on the sacrifice and courage of our soldiers.
The experience has allowed us to connect with others from across the nation; no matter whether we are the Prime Minister or a high school student from Granville, we all are the custodians of our Anzac history as we remember their stories. Continue reading at the ABC site
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