Reegan said, Lest we forget means we remember the soldiers who fighted in the war.
Emilia said, This medal is for the parade for the soldiers so we can remember my great, great grandfather.
Jhenae said, I made a poppy.
Carter said, This is my medal for the soldiers for being brave.
Max said, I made the medal for the soldiers being brave.
AJ said, I made this medal for the ANZAC parade.
Austin wearing medals
Mum said, Austin has been very excited to come home with his poppy and medal you did in class and telling us what Anzac Day is. He seems very interested in all of this.
Pop - George went to WW2 and was stationed in the Pacific. (Great grandfather)
His father Henry went to WW1 and was stationed in France (great great grandfather)
Earle Garry’s dad went to ww2 and was in the pacific. (Great grandfather)
Shirley went to WW2 and was a radio operator in NZ. Also, she was the first person to hear Japanese had surrendered and had to keep it a secret for 5 days. (Great grandmother) there is an article on this.
The medals Austin has on are:
The GRJ VI - 1939-1945 Star
The GRJ VI - The Pacific Star
The Defence Medal 1939-1945
Service to New Zealand 1939-1945
Keywords: Social Sciences, ANZAC, poppies, wreath, medals