Over the last week, Braemar College students and staff have been involved in a number of important community activities to commemorate the ANZACS, remembering all Australians who have served and died in war and on operational service.
The week started with a special ANZAC Assembly where our College Cadets played a significant role, and our College Captains read two pieces from “Voices from the Front”. These pieces were also read at the Mt Macedon Dawn Service on ANZAC Day.
A hundred people attended the sold out event at Braemar College’s Jackson Hall. In the lead-up to the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, the dinner focussed on the Vietnam War and included a speech from decorated platoon commander, David Sabben.
The Vietnamese themed canapes, and three-course dinner were prepared and served by the Braemar College Hospitality staff and students. Tables were decorated with red poppies knitted by students for the Woodend Library project.
Braemar College was also prominent at a number of other ANZAC Day activities around the Macedon Ranges and local area, attending services at Gisborne, Mt Macedon, Sunbury and Woodend where Year 12 students laid wreaths.