On the 25th of April lots of students from Holy Cross attended different ANZAC commemorations. There was a Gisborne service, a Kyneton dawn service, a Woodend service, a Riddells Creek service and the Mount Macedon dawn service. These were all attended by at least one student from Holy Cross and were very respectful and special in each and every way.
Our school captains and principal; Mr Tony Falls attended a Salesian College mass which had their own Scouts leading a professional march into and out of the prayer space. All of these services were great and respectful and had a terrific outcome of peace and kindness.
At the Gisborne service, as all services have, we listened to the Last Post and The Ode. We were sure we saw tears from many of the participants eyes as well as our own.
At the many places visited, the theme was the Waler pony. They were a strong friend and companion to many soldiers and could go for 24 hours with hardly any water or food. They saw many deaths and died serving the soldiers at war. At the end of the war, they could not return home with their friends for quarantine reasons. These unique animals are still remembered today for their service and care.
Lest we forget.
Charlotte, Mitchell, Dempsey and Eadie.