Organising a ceremony for your school



Many schools around Australia organise Anzac Day and Remembrance Day ceremonies for their students.

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has produced a resource called We remember ANZAC. Free to download, it contains guidelines for running a commemorative event, and information about the Order of Service, the Ode, the Last Post, Rouse, and Reveille, as well as suggested poetry and readings.

Your school might like to research the story of a serviceman or servicewoman to share during your ceremony. Here are some examples:

Families from the First World War

Second World War

Post-45 case studies

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wartime service

Memorial articles and blogs


Online exhibitions

The following links may also be useful:

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