Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Sam - ANZAC DAY - Cloze Task

Anzac Day  - Cloze Task
WALT-Use our comprehension skills to match key statements with the correct ANZAC words.

Most Anzac day services start  with a march of returned service personnel
wearing their  medals, and marching behind banners and standards. The
veterans are joined by other community groups, including members
from the armed forces, the Red Cross, cadets etc.

The march continues to the local war memorial, where a service takes place.
This includes the laying of wreaths of various organisations and members of
the public. Flowers have traditionally being  laid on graves and memorials in.
memory of the soldiers . Laurel and rosemary are often put
in wreaths.

Laurel are often used by the ancient Romans as a symbol of honour
and was woven as a wreath to crown victors or the brave. Rosemary is used
for  remembrance. The wreaths are laid to honour the who people that have died
fighting for New Zealand. The poppy has become the symbol of Anzac Day.

The Flanders poppy as it is currently called grew in the trenches and craters of the  war zone in Belgium and at Gallipoli. These poppies were wild in the spring. The soldiers thought of the
poppies as soldiers who had died. The poppy was very  famous by Colonel
J.M. McCrae's poem made of in Flanders' Fields. Poppies are sold on the day
before Anzac Day to raise money for the R.S.A. [Returned Services Association]
This is  often "The Ode to the Fallen" was wrote by Laurence Binyon. It was first published in
the Times newspaper in 1914.They shall not grow old as we that they  are to grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down  of the sun and in the morning.

We will remember them.
The last post is  the trumpet call sounded in army barracks at 10pm at
night to mark the end of the activities. It is also played at military
funerals and commemorative services to show the soldier's days has
drawn to  a final close. This is usually followed by a period of silence for one or  two minutes as a sign of respect for those who have died. After observing the silence the flags are
raised from half-mast to the masthead. The Rouse is then played. The Rouse
called the soldier's spirits to arise to fight   for another day.

The Reveille is played at  dawn services instead of the Rouse. The Reveille is
played only as the first call in the dawn. It woke the soldiers up  at
dawn. Often hymns were sung and speeches made. The important part of the ceremony

is to remember  those who died.

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