Chloe, a student of French in year 11 at the College read at the Dawn Service held at the Auckland War Memorial on Anzac Day 2015. Chloe also went to Gallipoli to participate in a service there.
Here is the Dedication Chloe read at the Service:
At this hour
upon this day
Anzac received its baptism of fire
and became one of the immortal names in history.
We who are gathered here
think of the comrades who, then and since,
fought for freedom on land,
sea and in the air, but did not return.
We feel them still near us in the spirit.
We wish to be worthy of their great sacrifice.
Let us therefore,
once more dedicate ourselves to the service of the ideals,
for which they died.
As the dawn is even now about to pierce the night,
so let their memory inspire us to work
for the coming of new light
into the dark places of the world.
We will remember them.
Do you know anyone at your school who like Chloe as contributed something extraordinary to remember and commemorate WW1?
Shared Histories would gladly help give it the exposure and longevity it deserves by adding it to its collection of mementos.
Contact Pascale Hyboud-Peron with a picture, some text and the name of the author and we'll be sure to feature it on Shared Histories.