25 November 2019 Phirum Duch   | News | Whole School  
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On Monday 11th November 2019, Homebush Boys High School Prefects attended the special Remembrance Day Ceremony held at the Auburn War Memorial Park. It is important that all young Australians participated in this commemorative event as Remembrance Day is a very significant date in Australia’s history. By participating in this event, the students shared with the Returned Services Men and Women the traditions and spirit of Anzac. Engaging in the ceremony, the Prefects were invited to place an individual name tag on a field of 140 miniature crosses, one for each of the men of Auburn who have died in the Great War.

Below is an article written by Prefect Anshul Trevidi.

On the 11th of November, 1918 guns fell silent along the Western Front after four years of continuous warfare. The German’s declared an Armistice in which they accepted the terms of the Allied notions entailment in the complete surrender of the German forces. The 11th November was then universally associated with the remembrance of those who had died in the war, in which over 70 million people had been mobilised, and between 9 and 13 million dead, with as many as one-third of them with no known grave. The allied nations chose this day and time for the commemoration of their war dead.

One hundred and one (101) years later a small confluence of Homebush Boys Prefects congregated at Auburn to commemorate the sacrifices and loss of lives. These altruistic men and women enabled the development of Australia and the place we call home.

Members past and present of the armed forces spoke, sharing their experiences of serving Australia, and how we should not take the freedom that we have for granted. The ceremony concluded with a live recital of the Last Post, symbolising the final resting place of the deceased soldiers. Each of the speakers resonated with the timeless values of comradery, and further emphasised the true Australian spirit and the values which make us Australian.