St Peter’s remembers

A Remembrance Day display set up in the school's library. Picture: SUPPLIED

Staff and students at St Peter’s College Cranbourne and Clyde North gathered on the morning of Thursday 11 November to remember and pray for all those who have died while serving in the armed forces.

Students held a minute silence in their tutor groups at the beginning of the day to adhere to social distancing requirements, and then again at 11am.

Catholic Identity and Mission deputy principal Fiona McKenna said Remembrance Day was not a day that celebrates war or violence.

“It is a sombre day in which we remember the true cost of conflict – the loss of lives – the potential and the futures of the men and women who died as they served their country,” Ms McKenna said.

“We honoured our fallen personnel with a minute of silence and asked for God’s blessing and consolation on them, and their loved ones.

“We gave thanks for their generosity and sacrifice.

“Lest we forget those who fought, suffered, and died so that we may have the freedom and peace we enjoy today.”

A library display of books has also available to students to pick up and get more information about Australia’s military history.

Marketing manager April Hampson said Remembrance Day was not just about the minute silence.

“I don’t think we ever should forget – we need to remember those who fought and those who continue to put their lives on hold to protect our liberty and way of life,” she said.

“The students of today honour that and as time goes on, we should remember them even more.”