We Remember was a special event hosted by the Rural City of Wangaratta for Remembrance Day 2015. Hundreds of people filled the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre and Ovens Street to commemorate the ANZAC Centenary.
The Rural City of Wangaratta received a $40,000 grant through the Victorian Government’s ‘Anzac Centenary Major Grants Program’ to work collaboratively with local school students to create a World War 1 image projection and documentary telling the stories of what World War 1 means to them. Students from Our Lady’s Primary School, Myrrhee Primary School, Carraragarmungee Primary School and Wangaratta High School created projects in various platforms including short films, artwork and websites to gain a greater understanding of World War 1 and to honour the service and sacrifice made by local war veterans and the local community. Students felt privileged to be involved in such a special commemorative project and for many it was an experience like never before.
On the night, the crowd was treated to performances by local school choirs as well as Vocal Dimension and the 100 Voices Choir. The 100 Voices Choir was specially formed for the event and filled the stage to sing together for the first time on the night. This group of local community members were from all walks of life and came together for the common purpose of recognising and honouring the service and sacrifice made by our service men & women on Remembrance Day.
The We Remember project has ensured that local stories from World War 1 can be passed on from generation to generation and will leave an ongoing legacy for the future, ensuring these important stories are heard.
Student Presentations and Websites
The Handcocks by Regan Brezac- Myrrhee Primary School
Henry Bateman by Emily Croucher – Myrrhee Primary School
The Evans’ by Jordan Howard Gaffney and Owen Mahon – Myrrhee Primary School