Stewart House had a special remembrance ceremony on the 10th of April 2019 at the Harbord Diggers in Freshwater, Sydney.
Mr Sean Rout, JP, Vietnam Veteran and President of Harbord Diggers RSL sub-Branch gave a presentation to the children about the Soldiers Avenue of Honour, the history of soldiers in the Freshwater area and the sacrifice they made.
Ged McMinn, the Aboriginal Education Officer at Stewart House, invited his father Ray McMinn, Aboriginal Elder and ex-serviceman as a special guest to speak to the children about his childhood and what it means to be Australian.
Mr James Griffin MP, Member for Manly & Parliamentary Secretary for Veterans chose a Stewart House student to wear an Invictus game medal.
Bronnie Barnett, Stewart House SLSO had the idea to create the ceramic poppies with each group from this term for an arts and crafts activity.
Other special guests included:
Mr Michael Regan – Mayor Northern Beaches Council
Mr Ian White – Councillor Northern Beaches Council & casual volunteer at Stewart House
Mt Peter Ericson Vietnam Veteran and Vice President of Harbord Diggers RSL sub-Branch
The sun was out on a beautiful Autumn day, children from the last group of the term, from the Upper Hunter, Tamworth & Hornsby planted ceramic poppies in the Harbord Diggers courtyard.
Thank you to our teachers, supporters and special guests who helped organising the 2019 ANZAC day for the children.