Next Generation of Australians To Carry The ANZAC Torch On the Internet"
Media Release Monday 21st April
“Next Generation of Australians To Carry The ANZAC Torch On the Internet”
Telling Stories and Making Connections
Australians of all ages are being urged to record their personal stories and memories of ANZAC day in a digital time capsule which has been established by Federation Square as an ongoing educational and community resource.
Former premier Ted Baillieu, Chairman of the Victorian Anzac Centenary Committee, launching the project said Anzac Day was at the heart of all Australians and telling stories digitally would be a major boost help to educate children about those who fought in the Great War.
“By using the digital capsule for children to tell their own stories about participating in ANZAC day creates a personal and permanent connection where the next generation can pick up the torch and carry the ANZAC SPIRIT into the future through their digital networks of Facebook and Twitter “
"The Federation Story Digital Time Capsule on Anzac Day also provides an important link to the 5000 Poppies Project to be displayed at Fed Square in commemoration of Australia's 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli landing on 25 April 2015."
Jane Sydenham-Clarke from Fed Square said, "Anzac Day is one of the most important days in Australia's social fabric and the Federation Story digital time capsule will provide easy access for the community to post their stories and comments online with photos and videos.
"We are looking to capture the memories and thoughts of the Anzac Day Memorial March or the period leading up by younger people and children who march in memory of, or with family members, to show ongoing support for the Anzac Spirit."
Ms. Sydenham-Clarke said, "Themes of Anzac Day stories could include personal family memories, the experience of attending the Anzac Day March, the Shrine of Remembrance Dawn Service or a local Remembrance Service through the eyes of those who served, their family members, children, grandchildren, members of Legacy, school children attending services to the footballers who play in the traditional Anzac Day Essendon - Collingwood clash at the MCG.
Ted Baillieu Chairman of the Victorian Anzac Centenary Committee
Available for interview at the start of the ANZAC Run at 7.45am
Cathy Quealy 03-9651 8415 - 0404 771 260
Ron Smith Corporate Media Communication Fed Square 0417 329 201
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