LAYING WREATHS

Flowers have traditionally been laid on graves and memorials in memory of the fallen.

 

Laurel and rosemary have always been associated with ANZAC Day.

Laurel was used as a symbol of honour, woven into a wreath by the ancient Romans to crown victors and the brave.  

 

Rosemary is commonly associated with remembrance, but in recent years, the poppy, formerly associated with Remembrance Day (the 11th November), has become very popular in wreaths used on ANZAC Day.

 

Generally the host RSL will lay the first wreath,  followed by other RSLs, dignitaries, service representative and the community.