SALUTE: St Edmund’s College students and defence cadets Jarmaine Ostrofski and Brody Hamilton with Vietnam veteran Desmond Evans at the school’s Anzac Day service yesterday.
SALUTE: St Edmund’s College students and defence cadets Jarmaine Ostrofski and Brody Hamilton with Vietnam veteran Desmond Evans at the school’s Anzac Day service yesterday. Claudia Baxter

School services honour sacrifices made in wars

SCHOOLS across Ipswich commemorated Anzac Day yesterday with services remembering the service personnel who had died in the line of duty for Australia.

St Edmunds College hosted veterans from the Second World War, the Vietnam War and the more recent Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

Assistant principal Keith Halpin said the service wrapped up an educational program about the Second World War.

The students put together memory boards from the Second World War to put some context on what life was like during the war.

The memory boards were presented to the veterans at the service, including Vietnam vet Desmond Evans, who is a father and grandfather to previous students at the school.

Mr Halpin said the service provided the students with the further insight into the Anzac spirit and what soldiers experienced in conflict overseas.



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