Murray Bridge High School observes Remembrance Day 2017

As Remembrance Day fell on a Saturday, Murray Bridge High School chose to hold their Remembrance Day service on Friday, November 10.

Over the past few years students from the school have placed flags on the graves of diggers buried at both of the Murray Bridge cemeteries in order to show their respect for those who fought for, and died for, our country.

Lessons and pastoral care sessions are devoted to informing students not only about the history of the armed conflicts Australia has been involved in over many years but also about the significance of the symbols – poppies and rosemary – that are used to commemorate those who died in battle.

Guest speaker Jeff McCormack reminded those present that Indigenous soldiers have been there throughout the fighting to make Australia the free country it is today.

The staff and students of Murray Bridge High School appreciate the significance of both Remembrance Day and Anzac Day and this is one way we can show our respect for those who fought for our country.