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ANZAC Day 25 April (News item updated 26 April)


With St Lawrence Church closed due to Covid-19, the village website marked Anzac Day on 25 April by re-publishing this image from 2019.


Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders "who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations" and "the contribution and suffering of all those who have served".


The date of 25 April was chosen as this was the day in 1915 when the Anzacs landed at Gallipoli.



Updated 26 April - news from Jane Court


While this year the children were unable to lay their posies, the traditions at St Lawrence Church, Stratford sub Castle were maintained. Sprigs of rosemary were laid on the Anzac graves and short commemorative prayers were delivered over the War Graves.


A wreath of rosemary and three poppies, one for the army, navy and air force, was laid on the Cross of Sacrifice and the Australian Aboriginal flag flew from the tower.


A longer article about how the Anzac soldiers are remembered in Stratford sub Castle, is here: https://www.stratfordsubcastle.org.uk/commonwealth-war-graves


 

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