Lest We Forget

There are many symbols associated with Remembrance Day, the central one being a wreath, which represents both Honour and loss.

Since the 1920s the Flanders Poppies have been associated with remembering those who have lost their lives in conflict. This year, a group of our Holy Eucharist students along with myself and Mrs Green have constructed poppies from old Australian Rules Footballs. It would be difficult to find a more quintessentially Melbournian Symbol than a footy.

A poppy has been created for each of the 51 De La Salle Old Boys who gave their lives in the defence of our freedom and liberties.

Rosemary has long been the symbol of remembrance and is fitting, as rosemary grew wild on the Gallipoli. At the Remembrance Day Ceremony, two sprigs of rosemary which were placed in the blazer pocket on the wreath, one representing the families who have lost loved ones in wars and the other representing our current student body.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Lest we forget.

Mr David Happ
Holy Eucharist Teacher

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