Educational resources available to support ANZAC day commemorations

Schools and community groups in Capricornia will soon receive educational materials and creative resources to help commemorate Anzac Day.

Michelle Landry said the Anzac Day mail-out resources, made available through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), helped the community commemorate in a meaningful way and learn more about Australia’s military history.

“Learning about our military history is a significant part of commemoration as it provides us with an understanding of events that have shaped the nation as well as the sacrifices that our service personnel have made for Australia, including the more than 102,000 Australians who have given their lives in service of our nation,” Michelle Landry said.

“This year’s mail-out includes resources that commemorate 100 years of the Royal Australian Air Force, with this milestone falling in 2021.

“The war in the Pacific and the end of the Second World War will also feature in the mail-out resources.”

The Anzac Day mail-out contains posters, educational materials including flyers and the book Shifting Tides: Australia and the Pacific in the Second World War.

Michelle Landry has encouraged schools and community groups in Capricornia to access and use these resources as a tool to teach Australia’s future leaders and the next generation about the service and sacrifice of Australian service personnel.

“These educational resources will help children and teenagers of Capricornia learn about our military history, and understand the meaning of Anzac Day,” Michelle Landry said.

“This will help them appreciate why it’s important that Australia honours our service personnel on this day.”

All resources are free and available to download on the Anzac Portal (anzacportal.dva.gov.au).

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