Funeral parlours donating Australia Day flags to Geelong schools

March 15, 2016

Students to fly the Australian Flag for ANZAC Day Ceremony

School children will be able to celebrate the special centenary of the ANZAC legend under an Australian-made, Aussie flag.

Approximately 20 schools across the region will receive a new Australian-manufactured national flag to fly in tribute of the Anzac Day Centenary. Tuckers’ Geelong funeral parlours are donating these flags to help students honour the 100-year anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli.

“It is great to see schools acknowledging the importance of the ANZAC legacy so enthusiastically…and we are honoured to be part of these commemorative services across the region” says Vicki Callow, General Manager.

This is a significant year for our Veterans and it is important to commemorate, remember, and learn about those who sacrificed their lives. Our local community groups will plan different events to commemorate and share in the stories of those who served. These stories will reconnect us to the ANZAC legacy and create a lasting testimonial that will educate and inspire future generations.

More than 102,000 Australian soldiers have made the ultimate sacrifice in conflicts and peacekeeping efforts over the last century and the 100-year celebration of the bravery and heroism of WWI troops at Gallipoli is expected to be particularly poignant. “We hope the flags will assist the schools to mark their own remembrance events in a very special way,” says Mrs Callow.