Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Lest we forget

At 11.00am this morning, on the College Campus, we came together and remembered all those who gave their lives in the great conflicts of the Twentieth Century. There was a real sense of awareness amongst the students and the staff of how great this sacrifice had been. Australians had been involved in all the Fronts of the First World War; 23,000 dying at the Somme. Here on Campus our wreath, a buring candle and the national flag will remain by Our Lady's statue till the end of the day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How lovely to see the shot of "Toony" as we called it in our postulancy and novitiate with the Marist Fathers' some 30 odd years ago.

I mowed the entire lawn where Our Lady's statue stands many many times. My room was No. 18 where the big gum tree stands.

There had been lots of subdivision even then however there was still much space and paddocks for the locals horses.

I enjoy having discovered and reading your blog.

Yours sincerely

Martin Cooke