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TGS Ensures Nursing Home Residents Aren’t Forgotten

Anzac Day is a time of reflection, and Toowoomba Grammar School is ensuring that opportunity is available for the elderly residents of some of our local nursing homes.

Six students from the Toowoomba Grammar School Honour Guard will dress in World War 1 uniform and conduct a full Commemorative Anzac Service at Blue Care Toowoomba Aged Care facility on Wednesday morning and Tri-Care Nursing Home on Thursday afternoon.

It’s a moving gesture that connects the generations and shows those who have been affected by any War that their sacrifices will not be forgotten.

TGS has been honoured to conduct this very emotional service for Blue Care for the past two years and at Tri-Care for five years.

“We have a lot of residents who would dearly love to attend the Anzac Services, however aren’t able to get there due to various health issues,” said Tri-Care Activities officer, Lindy Lawrence.

“This gives them a chance to participate in a live Anzac Service, which is really important to them, it just means so much because it’s like a living link to history for them.”

This touching connection continues after the service, with the boys remaining at the Centre for a short time to interact with the residents.

It is a Toowoomba Grammar School tradition to be heavily involved with Toowoomba’s Anzac Day Services, providing the Vigil for the Dawn Service since 1923.

This year, TGS also has twelve students from the Toowoomba Grammar School Honour Guard participating in the Dawn Service, six involved in the Wreath Laying Ceremony, twelve students providing the Vigil for the Main Service and a further 57 cadets from the TGS Army Cadet Unit will be marching in the Anzac Day Parade.