Living tribute to lives lost at war

Article by Anita McPherson, Wangaratta Chronicle, 28 April 2017:

‘Students in years five and nine who have been studying Gallipoli as part of their history curriculum gathered with principal Adrian Farrer for a commemoration ceremony
held this week. They welcomed guest Lieutenant General (Ret) Ash Power, president of the Wangaratta RSL sub-branch, who spoke of Australia’s war history, the thousands who
lost their lives and what the tree symbolised.

“As you grow up in our wonderful country you will be able to observe this oak tree growing,” he said. “When you see the tree each day, I ask you to pause for a second and think not only of those veterans and the original Anzacs, but of those who are still overseas serving today to protect the values we hold dear.”

After a reading of “In Flanders Fields” by school captain Alistair Hurst, the seedling was planted in a ring of Warby Range rocks by students Cody Ward and Tully Frasca with the assistance of Jenny Kjar, who has played a pivotal role in the development of the school’s landscape.’

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