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On Anzac Day and Remembrance Day, we gather at commemorative services and parades all over Australia
and the world. Did you know that at these events we can see traditions that are thousands of years old? Have you
ever watched and wondered?
Why do some soldiers wear kilts? Why do servicemen and women salute? And why do they wear medals?
Australia Remembers: Customs and Traditions of the Australian Defence Force provides answers to the many questions, delving into the origins of the colourful customs and traditions visible on these important occasions. It explores the symbolism and the significance of such rituals in the lives of the Australians who have fought for their country and those who keep us safe today.
Praise for Australia Remembers 1: Anzac Day, Remembrance Day and War Memorials
Australia Remembers truly stands out like one of the tallest poppies in its field. (Romi Sharp, Just Kids Lit)
There are also questions to ponder and activities to do, all in all making this a superb contribution … (Barbara Braxton,
The Bottom Shelf)