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The 11th of the 11th at 11.00am Australian’s stop to remember the soldiers who have fallen during the various wars that we as a country have been involved in.
I would love to do a week study on this aspect of our history and yet before I know it the day is here and gone and I have not got myself organized. I guess there is no reason why we can’t do the study after the date, and use the memorial activities as a kick start to our studies. I’ll think of that for next year!!
This year I gave a quick phone call to all the homeschoolers to let them know that there was a memorial service happening in the center of town. I think we had all missed the advertising and if it wasn’t for my friends many years of encouragement we would have missed it too. In the end 5 homeschool families turned up to remember and to be honest, we made up quite a crowd.
Earlier in the morning I did get to read a couple of picture books to Nomi and Daniel, we discussed the symbol of the poppy, the purpose of memorials, the enormity of how many men and women died, just in World War I, and we finished our discussion on the freedoms that they fought for. We read In Flanders Fields which called us not to ever stop fighting for those freedoms. A good reminder!