St Michael's Primary School - Kaleen
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Tyrrell Circuit
Kaleen ACT 2617

Phone: 02 6241 4022

Remembering our ANZACs

Remembering Our ANZACs

By Grace Armitstead

As part of ANZAC Day, my teachers, Miss Kapantais and Ms Younger suggested we write to a war veteran thanking them for their service. I thought that this was a great idea so I wrote a letter to Thomas Eccles Gardens in Yass. In my letter, I thanked them for their service and asked some questions about their life, including what their interests and hobbies were and what life was like when they were younger. I was so excited to receive a reply letter from John who served in the Air Force during World War II. John said it was a wonderful surprise to receive my letter. I found it really interesting when John talked about the Great Depression and what life was like when he was younger. For example, he would need to catch his food and take it home to eat so he could survive. We are so lucky that we can drive to the supermarket to buy our food! John also talked about how he would ride to school on a horse, that would be pretty cool! I am definitely going to write back! I think this was a great idea to connect with others during this time of isolation. If anyone wants to give it a try, my message is to give it a go, you might make someone’s day.