‘Postcards of Honour’ for Army Veterans this ANZAC Day

Over 20,640 students from around 270 Queensland schools are participating in the state-wide initiative ‘Postcards of Honour’. For this initiative, students are encouraged to write personalized postcards to the war veterans in their communities. Veterans from local RSL Queensland Subbranches will visit partaking schools across the state, sharing and connecting with the students.

ANZAC Day was held on the 25 April, marking the anniversary of the Gallipoli landing in 1915. Thousands of schools from every state and area across Australia and New Zealand commemorated and remembered the sacrifice of the ANZAC’s through in-school and publicly held services.

Major General Stephen Day DSC AM says, “This initiative was developed with the purpose of engaging the next generation and connecting young people to the power and meaning behind the ANZAC spirit.”

These postcards consist of an illustration on one side and a personalized message on the other. MAJGEN Day continues: “it may seem like a small gesture, but the postcard act as such a meaningful keepsake and are truly valued by the veterans who receive them.” Letters and postcards have played a vital role in the ANZAC military history as it was a common way of communication for soldiers to their loved ones at home.

Not only does the initiative connect students to our elderly community, but it sustains the legacy of sacrifice and service courageously displayed in the ANZAC story. As student leaders across our nations, how can you reflect and display the qualities of ANZAC leaders? Lest We Forget.

To get involved in this initiative or make postcards of your own visit: https://rslqld.org/postcards-of-honour


Photo Credits: RSLQLD.org