I wonder if you noticed that some of the people in the story were wearing medals. Just like the ones I'm wearing. The veteran at the beginning, Derek, had medals on his jacket. Col wore his medals during the ceremony. Stan was also wearing medals when he was talking with Bert.
Medals tell us of the service of the person wearing them. Medals can show where a person served and of bravery awards they may have received. Medals are an official symbol of their service.
Derek, Caitlin, Col, Bert and Stan all went to war and earned their medals. We know this because they wear their medals on the left-hand side.
If you see someone wearing medals on the right-hand side, like I am today, you know that they are a family member of someone who served.
These medals belong to my dad who fought in the Second World War. I wonder if you know anyone who has medals like these? Or maybe you've seen someone wearing them on Anzac Day.