Flags - Here they come—A day to remember
Department of Veterans' Affairs
This video is part of a series of videos developed for the Here they come—A day to remember publication. It focuses on flags.
Here Here they come—A day to remember has been developed for lower primary students to assist in developing students— understanding of commemoration. It explores a variety of characters and their perspectives on Anzac Day. Balancing fictional characters, stylised illustrations and photographs, the publication shows students that Anzac Day is significant to many Australians, is an important part of Australian community life, and is a respectful event containing commemorative traditions and symbols. The publication is supported by education materials that align to the Australian Curriculum: Humanities and Social Sciences.
Every country has its own flag.
This is our flag, the Australian flag.
Did anyone see the Australian flag in our story?
There it is behind Libby and the bugler.
The flag has been lowered half way down the pole before the ceremony begins.
This is called at half-mast.
Flags that are flown at half-mast mean that someone has died and we are remembering them.
Libby is remembering Ellie's father and her husband who died.
On Anzac Day the flag is flown at half-mast.
During the playing of a bugle call known as 'the rouse' the flag is raised back to the top of the pole.
I wonder, have you ever seen a flag flying at half-mast?