Memorials - Here they come—A day to remember

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This video is part of a series of videos developed for the Here they come—A day to remember publication. It focuses on Memorials.

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.


Have you ever seen a memorial like this?
Memorials come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
From huge buildings like the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, to smaller ones like this.

This is a cenotaph.
Cenotaphs like this are often found in the middle of a town.
And if you look carefully you can see the names of those who served or even died, during war.
People get up before the sun rises to gather here for the Dawn Service.
It is very dark and sometimes cold.
They come to the cenotaph as this is the place where the community honours and remembers the locals who served.

Derek got out of bed very early to go to the Dawn Service.
Do you remember what time the clock said?
Yes, Derek had to get out of bed at four o'clock in the morning.
Have you ever got out of bed before the sun comes up?