Poppies - 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 poppies.
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.
In our story did you notice we had some special objects?
Lets look at some of them more closely.
Wil is wearing a bright red flower on his shirt.
Can you see it?
This red flower is called a poppy.
And a poppy is a symbol of commemoration.
A symbol is an object or an image that sends a message about an idea.
Maybe your school uniform has a symbol that tells us something about your school.
The red poppy is a special flower.
It grew on the battle fields of France and Belgium during the First World War.
Where sadly thousands of Australians soldiers died.
It is a symbol that sends a message about remembering and honouring people who have died in wars.
You might have a local memorial where you could place a red poppy.